Author : Patricia Diane Rigg
Release Date : 2009
ISBN 10 : STANFORD:36105133012224
Pages : 320 pages
Rating : 4./5 ( downloads)
Download Julia Augusta Webster PDF Full Free by Patricia Diane Rigg and published by . This book was released on 2009 with total page 320 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: Augusta Webster (as she was known) published one novel, many reviews and several books of poetry, including verse plays, in the last four decades of the 19th century. An activist in social causes, she fought for women's suffrage in England; as a member of the London school Board, she championed the cause of the poor who could not pay for their children's education. Though appreciated by writers and reviewers of her day, Webster's work did not sell well and went out of print soon after her death. Because today her ironic aesthetic philosophical stance, focusing on the pain and brevity of life and avoiding moral judgment, seems current, literary critics have begun to explore her work. This biographical critical study reveals plentiful research in primary documents, letters, school board minutes, newspapers, and periodicals provides a good introduction to Webster and her work. Rigg (Acadia Univ.) writes well, and she shows considerable critical acumen with appropriate reference to the limited literature on Webster. Rigg makes some surprising gaffes, such as failure to recognize the Spenserian stanza. But the real difficulty this study faces is Webster's obscurity, which means the audience for this book will be limited.