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Censoring Queen Victoria : how two gentlemen edited a queen and created an icon, Yvonne M. Ward

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Censoring Queen Victoria : how two gentlemen edited a queen and created an icon
Title
Censoring Queen Victoria
Title remainder
how two gentlemen edited a queen and created an icon
Statement of responsibility
Yvonne M. Ward
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Language
eng
Summary
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 consummate royal confidant who hid his obsession with Eton boys and incestuous relationship with his youngest son behind a persona of charm and discretion. Arthur Benson, an ex-Etonian master and closeted homosexual, struggled to fit in with the blue-blooded clubs and codes of the court while fighting bouts of severe depression. Together with King Edward VII they would decide how Victoria was to be remembered--avoiding scandal, protecting the new king, promoting their own preconceptions about Victoria and her court, obscuring her role as a mother, and propping up the politics of the day
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Biography type
contains biographical information
Cataloging source
UKMGB
Dewey number
941.0810922
Illustrations
portraits
Index
index present
LC call number
DA552
LC item number
.W37 2014
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
Censoring Queen Victoria : how two gentlemen edited a queen and created an icon, Yvonne M. Ward
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Censoring Queen Victoria : how two gentlemen edited a queen and created an icon, Yvonne M. Ward
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Originally published: Unsuitable for publication : editing Queen Victoria. -- Collingwood, Vic. : Black Inc., 2013
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Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 177-197) and index
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volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
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
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23 cm
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Extent
208 pages
Isbn
9781780743639
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(hbk.) :
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unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
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portraits
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(OCoLC)866584480

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