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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
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
Biography type
individual biography
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Hoban, Mary
Illustrations
  • portraits
  • plates
  • genealogical tables
Index
index present
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Arnold, Julia Sorell
  • Arnold, Julia Sorell
  • Women
  • Conversion
  • Women
  • Married people
  • Man-woman relationships
  • Marriage
  • Australia
  • Tasmania
  • Great Britain
  • Tasmania
Target audience
adult
Label
The unconventional wife : the life of Julia Sorell Arnold, Mary Hoban
Instantiates
Publication
Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 243-254) and index
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.
Contents
  • A coloniel belle
  • 4.
  • An unusual man
  • 5.
  • Finding love
  • 6.
  • A woman's destiny
  • 7.
  • An impossible choice
  • 8.
  • Introduction
  • Between two worlds
  • 9.
  • Facing reality
  • 10.
  • A new beginning
  • 11.
  • Adrift
  • 12.
  • A dark world
  • 13.
  • The family of Julia Sorell Arnold
  • Returning to the fold
  • 14.
  • A landscape of desire
  • 15.
  • Coming adrift
  • 16.
  • Into the abyss
  • 17.
  • Seperate lives
  • 18.
  • The family of Thomas Arnold the Younger
  • A revolutionary wife
  • 19.
  • Disintegration
  • 20.
  • Aftermath
  • 1.
  • A tremultuous inheritance
  • 2.
  • Entering society
  • 3.
Control code
p2251340882
Dimensions
24 cm.
Extent
xv, 302 pages, 8 unnumbered pages of plates
Form of item
regular print reproduction
Isbn
9781912854387
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia.
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations, portraits, genealogical table
Label
The unconventional wife : the life of Julia Sorell Arnold, Mary Hoban
Publication
Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 243-254) and index
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.
Contents
  • A coloniel belle
  • 4.
  • An unusual man
  • 5.
  • Finding love
  • 6.
  • A woman's destiny
  • 7.
  • An impossible choice
  • 8.
  • Introduction
  • Between two worlds
  • 9.
  • Facing reality
  • 10.
  • A new beginning
  • 11.
  • Adrift
  • 12.
  • A dark world
  • 13.
  • The family of Julia Sorell Arnold
  • Returning to the fold
  • 14.
  • A landscape of desire
  • 15.
  • Coming adrift
  • 16.
  • Into the abyss
  • 17.
  • Seperate lives
  • 18.
  • The family of Thomas Arnold the Younger
  • A revolutionary wife
  • 19.
  • Disintegration
  • 20.
  • Aftermath
  • 1.
  • A tremultuous inheritance
  • 2.
  • Entering society
  • 3.
Control code
p2251340882
Dimensions
24 cm.
Extent
xv, 302 pages, 8 unnumbered pages of plates
Form of item
regular print reproduction
Isbn
9781912854387
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia.
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations, portraits, genealogical table

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