The Memoirs of John Addington Symonds

Genders and Sexualities in History
A Critical Edition
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Reproduces the full text of John Addington Symonds's Memoirs for the first time
Contents.- Acknowledgements.- List of Figures .- List of Tables .- Introduction.- Notes on the Text.- The Memoirs of John Addington Symonds.- Appendix 1: Miscellaneous papers bound with the Memoirs manuscript.- Appendix 2: Letters bound with Chapter 16.- Appendix 3: Rewritten pages (MS 517a-b).- Index
This edition is the first to reproduce John Addington Symonds's Memoirs in its entirety. It offers a panoramic view of middle-class Victorian life, shedding light upon sexual cultures and life histories too often hidden from history. Symonds (1840-93) began writing his Memoirs in 1889. It was, he confessed, 'a foolish thing to do.' Symonds was a respected man of letters, an historian, translator, essayist and poet; he was also married with children. But rather than unfold a simple tale of public and private achievement, the Memoirs record his struggle to reconcile his homosexuality with these professional and familial identities. His autobiography offers a confessional account of relationships beyond the accepted bounds of nineteenth-century social mores, presenting an alternative case study that contests the legal and medical authorities that would label his desires a crime or disease. Yet being so eloquent on matters of heterodox sexuality, the Memoirs were suppressed. The manuscript survives because Symonds recognised its import, however 'foolish': he instructed his literary executor to preserve the text, a duty ultimately discharged by placing the manuscript under embargo in the care of the London Library.
Editiert von: Amber K. Regis
Amber K. Regis is Lecturer in Nineteenth-Century Literature at the University of Sheffield, UK. She has published essays and reviews in Life Writing, Journal of Victorian Culture, and the Times Literary Supplement.

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Autor: Amber K. Regis
ISBN-13 :: 9781137291233
ISBN: 1137291230
Erscheinungsjahr: 21.02.2017
Verlag: Palgrave Macmillan
Gewicht: 908g
Seiten: 587
Sprache: Englisch
Sonstiges: Buch, 216x151x40 mm, Bibliographie
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