9780719050732

Womens writing of the First World War an anthology

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  • ISBN13:

    9780719050732

  • ISBN10:

    0719050731

  • Format: Paperback
  • Copyright: 2000-03-23
  • Publisher: Manchester University Press

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Summary

The literary culture of the early 20th century led a surprising number of women to write about their experiences, recording everything from their emotional responses and political impulses to their new experiences of the world of work. In this book, writings by women as diverse as Sylvia Pankhurst, Virginia Woolf and Vesta Tilley are blended with extracts from the private diaries and letters of "unknown" women, to provide a fully rounded picture of the First World War as it was lived and fought by women across Britain.

Author Biography

Angela Smith is Lecturer in English at the University of Plymouth.

Table of Contents

List of illustrations
viii
Acknowledgements ix
Abbreviations xii
Introduction 1(10)
I THE BEGINNING 11(50)
The outbreak of war
15(17)
The War
15(1)
Christabel Pankhurst
from Christine
16(6)
Elizabeth von Arnim
A Strange London on Sunday
22(2)
Beatrice Webb
A Terrible Week
24(1)
Lady Kate Courtney
from The Tree of Heaven
25(4)
May Sinclair
from Dead Yesterday
29(3)
Mary Agnes Hamilton
Belgium
32(29)
Belgium
32(2)
Mary Borden
A Brave Little Country
34(1)
Gertrude Holland
from A Journal of Impressions in Belgium
34(5)
May Sinclair
In Belgium
39(6)
Emily Hobhouse
German Occupation
45(5)
Mere Marie Georgine
from William an Englishman
50(11)
Cecily Hamilton
II ATTITUDES TO THE WAR 61(116)
Patriotism
70(23)
The Good of the Empire
70(1)
Beatrice M. Trefusis
Women and the War
71(14)
Christabel Pankhurst
On Sylvia Pankhurst
85(2)
Elizabeth A.
Mary L. Macleod
from The Tree of Heaven
87(2)
May Sinclair
On Edith Cavell
89(1)
Ethel Bilborough
War Until the Victory!
90(3)
Emmeline Pankhurst
Pacifism
93(21)
The Women's Peace Conference
93(8)
Sylvia Pankhurst
On Jane Addams
101(1)
Lady Kate Courtney
On Jane Addams
102(2)
Beatrice Webb
The War Conscience
104(5)
Jane Addams
Women and War
109(5)
Catherine Marshall
Conscription
114(15)
Conscription in England has Come!
114(1)
Ethel Bilborough
The Military Service Bill
115(2)
Sylvia Pankhurst
The No-Conscription Fellowship
117(3)
Beatrice Webb
The Western Tribunal Appeal Court
120(2)
Lady Kate Courtney
from Despised and Rejected
122(7)
A. T. Fitzroy
Love, separation and sexuality
129(48)
from Letters to Private Will Martin
129(3)
Emily Chitticks
from Testament of Youth
132(4)
Vera Brittain
The Loss of a Brother
136(5)
Lady Cynthia Asquith
from Not So Quiet
141(2)
Helen Zenna Smith
from Children of No Man's Land
143(2)
G. B. Stern
from Despised and Rejected
145(2)
A. T. Fitzroy
from The Well of Loneliness
147(20)
Radclyffe Hall
from Honourable Estate
167(2)
Vera Brittain
Women and Wives
169(8)
Ellen La Motte
III THE EXPERIENCE OF THE WAR 177(138)
The battle front
189(34)
from On the Edge of the War Zone
189(8)
Mildred Aldrich
from England's Effort
197(12)
Mrs Humphry Ward
The Escape of the Royal Brewsters
209(1)
Rosie Neale
from An English Woman-Sergeant in the Serbian Army
210(2)
Flora Sandes
from Flanders and Other Fields
212(10)
Baroness de T'Serclaes
The Retreat from Serbia
222(1)
Mabel St Clair Stobart
The home front
223(22)
Insults to Soldiers' Wives and Mothers
223(2)
Sylvia Pankhurst
German Guns in St James's Park
225(1)
Patricia Hanbury
How Poor People Live Is a Mystery
226(1)
Ethel Bilborough
Suddenly One Has Come to Notice the War
226(1)
Virginia Woolf
The Potato Queue
227(2)
Melvina Walker
from Real Food Economy
229(7)
Ernestine Mills
The Lusitania
236(1)
Ethel Bilborough
from Children of No Man's Land
236(5)
G. B. Stern
The East End Air Raid
241(4)
Sylvia Pankhurst
Under fire
245(15)
Zeppelins over Hull
245(1)
Nell Hague
Gothas over Barnes
246(1)
Virginia Woolf
from The Recollections of Vesta Tilley
247(1)
Lady De Frece
Fearful Distorted Mechanical Birds
248(1)
Ethel Bilborough
The Bombing of Scarborough
249(2)
Phyllis Lunn
from The Crowded Street
251(5)
Winifred Holtby
An Air Raid on Verdun
256(1)
Winifred Kenyon
The Evacuation of Gallipoli
257(1)
Mary Ann Brown
Bombardment
257(3)
Mary Borden
Medical care
260(30)
Conspiracy
260(2)
Mary Borden
The Tragedy of Serbia
262(9)
Dr Elsie Inglis
from First World War Papers
271(3)
Margaret Fawcett
Casualties
274(1)
Eleanora Pemberton
After the Battle of Jutland
274(2)
Mary Clarke
from We That Were Young
276(2)
Irene Rathbone
The Boys
278(4)
Enid Bagnold
The Masseuse
282(1)
G. K. Brumwell
from Testament of Youth
283(5)
Vera Brittain
Night Nurse
288(2)
Lady Cynthia Asquith
Other war work
290(25)
from Not So Quiet
290(7)
Helen Zenna Smith
Base Notes
297(2)
Muriel Thompson
The YMCA Rest Camp
299(1)
Irene Rathbone
The Censor's Office
300(1)
Beatrice M. Trefusis
The Land Army
300(2)
Mary L. Macleod
The Sinews of War -- France
302(6)
F. Tennyson Jesse
from We That Were Young
308(5)
Irene Rathbone
from Three Years or the Duration
313(2)
Peggy Hamilton
IV THE END 315(11)
Armistice and aftermath
318(8)
Armistice Signed
318(1)
Patricia Hanbury
The Great Day of Days
319(1)
Hilda Craven
The Aspect of Peace
320(2)
Virginia Woolf
Peace in London
322(1)
Beatrice Webb
The War Is Won
322(1)
Britannia
from The Happy Foreigner
323(1)
Enid Bagnold
The Prospect of Peace
324(1)
Lady Cynthia Asquith
from Honourable Estate
324(2)
Vera Brittain
Notes on the authors 326(7)
Select bibliography 333(4)
Index 337

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