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The Resource The unconventional wife : the life of Julia Sorell Arnold, Mary Hoban

The unconventional wife : the life of Julia Sorell Arnold, Mary Hoban

Label
The unconventional wife : the life of Julia Sorell Arnold
Title
The unconventional wife
Title remainder
the life of Julia Sorell Arnold
Statement of responsibility
Mary Hoban
Creator
Author
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
The page-turning biography of an Australian woman who refused to bend to the expectations of her husband and her time. Julia Sorell was an original. A colonial belle from Tasmania, vivacious and warm-hearted, Julia's marriage to Tom Arnold in 1850 propelled her into one of the most renowned families in England and into a circle that included Lewis Carroll and George Eliot. Her eldest daughter became a bestselling novelist, while her grandchildren included the writer Aldous Huxley, author of Brave New World, and the evolutionary biologist Julian Huxley. With these family connections, Julia is a presence in many documented and famous lives, but she is a mostly silent presence. When extracted from her background of colonial life, extracted from the covers of marriage and family life, her story reveals an extraordinary woman, a paradox who defied convention as much as she embraced it. What began as a marriage born of desire soon turned into a relationship riven by discord. Tom's sudden decision to become a Catholic and Julia's refusal to convert with him plunged their lives into a crisis wherein their great love for each other would be pitted against their profoundly different understandings of marriage and religion. It was a conflict that would play out over three decades in a time when science challenged religion, when industrialisation challenged agrarian forms, when democracy challenged aristocracy, when women began to challenge men. It was a conflict that would shape not only their own lives and that of their children, but also touch the lives of all those who came into contact with them. Told with the pace, depth, and psychological richness of a great novel, An unconventional wife is a riveting biography that shines a shaft of light on a hidden but captivating life
Summary
The page-turning biography of an Australian woman who refused to bend to the expectations of her husband and her time
Biography type
individual biography
http://library.link/vocab/ext/novelist/bookUI
10792298
Cataloging source
YDX
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Hoban, Mary
Dewey number
994.602
Illustrations
  • plates
  • genealogical tables
Index
index present
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
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True
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Arnold, Julia Frances Sorell
  • Arnold, Thomas Henry
  • Sorell family
  • Arnold family
  • Arnold, Julia Frances Sorell
  • Arnold, Thomas Henry
  • Women
  • Women
  • Conversion
  • Australia
  • Tasmania
  • Great Britain
Target audience
adult
http://bibfra.me/vocab/lite/titleRemainder
the life of Julia Sorell Arnold
Label
The unconventional wife : the life of Julia Sorell Arnold, Mary Hoban
Instantiates
Publication
Copyright
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
000065134200
Dimensions
24 cm.
Extent
xv, 302 pages, 8 unnumbered pages of plates
Form of item
regular print reproduction
Isbn
9781925713442
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
geneological table, plates
System control number
(OCoLC)1078882921
Label
The unconventional wife : the life of Julia Sorell Arnold, Mary Hoban
Publication
Copyright
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
000065134200
Dimensions
24 cm.
Extent
xv, 302 pages, 8 unnumbered pages of plates
Form of item
regular print reproduction
Isbn
9781925713442
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
geneological table, plates
System control number
(OCoLC)1078882921

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