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The Resource My dear governess : the letters of Edith Wharton to Anna Bahlmann, edited by Irene Goldman-Price

My dear governess : the letters of Edith Wharton to Anna Bahlmann, edited by Irene Goldman-Price

Label
My dear governess : the letters of Edith Wharton to Anna Bahlmann
Title
My dear governess
Title remainder
the letters of Edith Wharton to Anna Bahlmann
Statement of responsibility
edited by Irene Goldman-Price
Creator
Contributor
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
An exciting archive came to auction in 2009: the papers and personal effects of Anna Catherine Bahlmann (1849-1916), a governess and companion to several prominent American families. Among the collection were one hundred thirty-five letters from her most famous pupil, Edith Newbold Jones, later the great American novelist Edith Wharton. Remarkably, until now, just three letters from Wharton's childhood and early adulthood were thought to survive. Bahlmann, who would become Wharton's literary secretary and confidant, emerges in the letters as a seminal influence, closely guiding her precocious young student's readings, translations, and personal writing. Taken together, these letters, written over the course of forty-two years, provide a deeply affecting portrait of mutual loyalty and influence between two women from different social classes.This correspondence reveals Wharton's maturing sensibility and vocation, and includes details of her life that will challenge long-held assumptions about her formative years. Wharton scholar Irene Goldman-Price provides a rich introduction to My Dear Governess that restores Bahlmann to her central place in Wharton's life
Member of
Biography type
autobiography
Cataloging source
DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorDate
1862-1937
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Wharton, Edith
Dewey number
  • 813/.52
  • B
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • plates
Index
index present
LC call number
PS3545.H16
LC item number
Z48 2012
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorName
Goldman-Price, Irene C
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Wharton, Edith
  • Authors, American
  • Authors, American
  • Bahlmann, Anna Catherine
Label
My dear governess : the letters of Edith Wharton to Anna Bahlmann, edited by Irene Goldman-Price
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 277-281) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
ocn759174403
Dimensions
25 cm.
Extent
xiii, 296 pages, [16] pages of plates
Isbn
9780300169898
Isbn Type
(hardcover)
Lccn
2011048136
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
  • (Sirsi) 1495635
  • (OCoLC)759174403
Label
My dear governess : the letters of Edith Wharton to Anna Bahlmann, edited by Irene Goldman-Price
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 277-281) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
ocn759174403
Dimensions
25 cm.
Extent
xiii, 296 pages, [16] pages of plates
Isbn
9780300169898
Isbn Type
(hardcover)
Lccn
2011048136
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
  • (Sirsi) 1495635
  • (OCoLC)759174403

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      2101 Lake Robbins Dr., The Woodlands, TX, 77380, US
      30.162486 -95.46549
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