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Censoring Queen Victoria : how two gentlemen edited a queen and created an icon

Author: Yvonne M Ward
Publisher: London, England : Oneworld, 2014. ©2013
Edition/Format:   Print book : Biography : EnglishView all editions and formats
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In 1901, two literary gentlemen were appointed a novel task: to preserve the memory of Queen Victoria in her own words. By the time they were finished, 460 volumes of the Queen's correspondence had become just three; their decisions--and distortions--would influence perceptions of Victoria for generations to come. The editors chosen for the task were deeply eccentric and complicated men. Baron Esher was the  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Personal correspondence
History
Correspondence
Named Person: Victoria, Queen of Great Britain; Reginald Baliol Brett Esher, Viscount; Arthur Christopher Benson; Arthur Christopher Benson; Reginald Baliol Brett Esher, Viscount; Victoria, Queen of Great Britain
Material Type: Biography
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Yvonne M Ward
ISBN: 9781780743639 1780743637
OCLC Number: 866584480
Notes: Originally published: Unsuitable for publication : editing Queen Victoria. -- Collingwood, Vic. : Black Inc., 2013.
Description: 208 pages : portraits ; 23 cm
Contents: The editors. To publish the Queen's letters --
A peculiar genius : the second Viscount Esher --
It's very remarkable : A.C. Benson --
Preparing the ground --
The editing --
The Queen. Sir John Conroy and the ghost of Lady Flora --
King Leopold : the foreign adviser ; The welcome foreigner : Prince Albert --
Women's business --
The Queen and her ministers --
The King's censors --
The editors' Queen.
Other Titles: Unsuitable for publication : editing Queen Victoria
Responsibility: Yvonne M. Ward.

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"Ward argues convincingly that Esher and Benson's radical pruning of Queen Victoria's early correspondence has had a profound effect on her posthumous reputation. Access to the original letters, Read more...

 
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