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The Resource The birdman's wife, Melissa Ashley

The birdman's wife, Melissa Ashley

Label
The birdman's wife
Title
The birdman's wife
Statement of responsibility
Melissa Ashley
Title variation
Bird man's wife
Creator
Author
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
Inspired by letters from Elizabeth found tucked inside her famous husband's research, The Birdman's Wife takes the form of an intimate memoir of a woman whose talent and adventurous spirit led her from the glittering salons of London to the wilds of Van Diemans land and New South Wales. Artist Elizabeth Gould spent her life capturing the sublime beauty of birds the world had never seen before. But her legacy was eclipsed by the fame of her husband, John Gould. This book at last gives voice to a passionate and adventurous spirit who was so much more than the woman behind the man. Elizabeth was a woman ahead of her time, juggling the demands of her artistic life with her roles as wife, lover, helpmate, and mother to an ever-growing brood of children. In a golden age of discovery, her artistry breathed wondrous life into countless exotic new species, including Charles Darwin's Galapagos finches. In this book, a naïve young girl who falls in love with an ambitious genius comes into her own as a woman, an artist and a bold adventurer who defies convention by embarking on a trailblazing expedition to the colonies to discover Australia's curious birdlife. This is an indelible portrait of an extraordinary woman overlooked by history until now
Biography type
contains biographical information
Cataloging source
NJB
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Ashley, Melissa
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
no index present
Literary form
fiction
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  • Gould, Elizabeth
  • Gould, Elizabeth
  • Gould, John
  • Families
  • Ornithologists
  • Ornithological illustration
  • Australia
Target audience
adult
Label
The birdman's wife, Melissa Ashley
Instantiates
Publication
Copyright
Note
  • Optimized reading formats
  • Set in 16 point Verdana
  • Copyright page from the original book
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
  • text
  • still image
Content type code
  • txt
  • sti
Content type MARC source
  • rdacontent
  • rdacontent
Control code
000059713151
Dimensions
24 cm.
Edition
EasyRead large edition.
Extent
iv, 583 pages (large print)
Form of item
large print
Isbn
9781525233654
Isbn Type
(paperback)
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
(OCoLC)978301673
Label
The birdman's wife, Melissa Ashley
Publication
Copyright
Note
  • Optimized reading formats
  • Set in 16 point Verdana
  • Copyright page from the original book
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
  • text
  • still image
Content type code
  • txt
  • sti
Content type MARC source
  • rdacontent
  • rdacontent
Control code
000059713151
Dimensions
24 cm.
Edition
EasyRead large edition.
Extent
iv, 583 pages (large print)
Form of item
large print
Isbn
9781525233654
Isbn Type
(paperback)
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
(OCoLC)978301673

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