An Evening When Alone
Four Journals of Single Women in the South, 1827-67Book - 1993
A substantial introduction precedes selections from the journals of four women. Two are young, poised upon marriage, one reluctantly, the other with calculation. The third is a governess beginning an independent career, and the fourth is an old woman struggling in the midst of an extended family. This is the first volume to come from the Southern Texts Society, which aims to publish manuscripts or rare printed materials important to understanding the culture of the American South. Annotation copyright Book News, Inc. Portland, Or.
Blackwell North Amer
A book that will greatly enhance understanding of the situation of single women in the nineteenth-century South, An Evening When Alone presents the journals of four very different women who, although their lives were worlds apart, each lived and wrote in the South during the years 1827-67. Intimate and revealing, these journals provide refreshing insight into the joys and travails of "ordinary" single women in the nineteenth century South: courtship, disappointed love, illness, the gratifications and pains of female friendship, the grief of the Civil War, the ambivalences of family life, and the difficulty and consolation of religion.