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Author Markus, Julia, 1939- author.

Title Lady Byron & her daughters / Julia Markus.

Publication Info. New York : W.W. Norton & Company, [2015]


Location Call No. Status
 Simsbury Public Library - Biographies  BIOG BYRON, ANNE    Check Shelf
Edition First edition.
Description xvii, 364 pages : illustrations ; 25 cm
Summary "A startling reevaluation of Lady Byron's marriage and the untold story of her complex life as a single mother and progressive force. Far from a victim or an obstacle to Lord Byron's work, Lady Byron was a rebel against the fashionable snobbery of her class, founding the first Infants School and Co-Operative School in England. A poet and a talented mathematician, Lady Byron supported the education of her precocious daughter, Ada Lovelace, now recognized as a pioneer of computer science, and she saved from death her 'adoptive daughter,' Medora Leigh, the child of Lord Byron's incestuous affair with his sister. Lady Byron was adored by the younger abolitionist Harriet Beecher Stowe and by many notable friends. Yet her complex relationships with her family, including the sister Byron loved, runs like a live wire through this skillfully told and groundbreaking biography of a remarkable woman who made a life for herself and became a leading light in her century"--Provided by publisher.
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references (pages 323-333) and index.
Contents Part One -- On her own -- Letters in love -- The underside of the Moon -- Piccadilly Terrace -- Dearest Duck -- Part Two -- Denial and isolation; anger? bargaining; depression; acceptance? Great Scott! -- Educating Ada -- Educating England -- The half sisters -- Intermezzo: Lady Byron time-travels on the Brownings' Moon -- Attempting amends at the White Hart -- Enduring motherhood -- Part Three -- Strange history -- The lost chapter -- Lady Byron and her grandson.
Summary Reveals the untold story and complex life of Lady Byron, who as a single mother and progressive force rebelled against the snobbery of her class to found the first co-operative school in England and support her daughters educational endeavors.
Subject Byron, Anne Isabella Milbanke Byron, Baroness, 1792-1860.
Byron, Anne Isabella Milbanke Byron, Baroness, 1792-1860 -- Family.
Byron, Anne Isabella Milbanke Byron, Baroness, 1792-1860 -- Marriage.
Byron, George Gordon Byron, Baron, 1788-1824 -- Marriage.
Mothers and daughters -- England -- Biography.
Authors' spouses -- England -- Biography.
Single mothers -- England -- Biography.
Women poets, English -- Biography.
Women mathematicians -- England -- Biography.
Genre/Form Biographies.
Biography. (OCoLC)fst01423686
Subject Byron, Anne Isabella Milbanke Byron, Baroness, 1792-1860. (OCoLC)fst00011086
Byron, George Gordon Byron, Baron, 1788-1824. (OCoLC)fst00069259
Authors' spouses. (OCoLC)fst00821752
Families. (OCoLC)fst01728849
Marriage. (OCoLC)fst01010443
Mothers and daughters. (OCoLC)fst01026997
Single mothers. (OCoLC)fst01119370
Women mathematicians. (OCoLC)fst01178130
Women poets, English. (OCoLC)fst01178345
England. (OCoLC)fst01219920
Added Title Lady Byron and her daughters
ISBN 9780393082685 (hardcover)
0393082687 (hardcover)
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