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Walter and Mary : the letters of Walter and Mary Richardson / edited by Elizabeth Webby and Gillian Sykes
Bib ID 582805
Format BookBook
Description Carlton, Vic. : Melbourne University Press, 2000 
xiii, 277, [10] p. of plates : ill. ; 23 cm. 
ISBN 0522849237
Summary

"The letters Walter and Mary Richardson wrote to each other between 1854 and 1877 depict, with often surprising frankness, a loving relationship between a man and a woman that was both mutual and enduring." "Aspects of their relationship were used in their daughter's classic trilogy The Fortunes of Richard Mahony. Henry Handel Richardson and her later biographers, however, tended to focus more on the man than on the woman. Certainly, many more letters from Walter survive, and Mary's letters are much more difficult to read in the original. However, they reveal her to be at least Walter's equal in passion and devotion."--BOOK JACKET.

Full contents
  • Pt. 1. Courtship: Ballarat and Geelong 1854-1855
  • Pt. 2. Early Marriage: Ballarat 1855-1866
  • Pt. 3. Return to England 1867-1869
  • Pt. 4. Prosperity and Parenthood: Melbourne 1869-1876
  • Pt. 5. Chiltern 1876-1877
  • Pt. 6. Queenscliff 1877
  • Richardson and Bailey Family Trees.
 
Notes

Includes index.

Includes bibliographical references and index.

Subjects Richardson, Walter Lindesay.  |  Richardson, Mary.  |  Richardson, Henry Handel, 1870-1946.  |  Letters -- History and criticism.
Other authors/contributors Richardson, Henry Handel, 1870-1946  |  Richardson, Mary  |  Richardson, Walter Lindesay  |  Webby, Elizabeth  |  Sykes, Gillian

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