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A Residence on the Shores of the Baltic: Described in a Series of Letters (Cambridge Library Collection - Women's Writing)by Elizabeth Rigby
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When Elizabeth Rigby (1809-1893) embarked on her travels to the Baltic states in 1838, she was already a published author. She was to play a significant role as a writer and public figure throughout the nineteenth century. Originally published in 1841 as two separate volumes, this book is a compilation of letters written to her mother during her journey to Estonia. Travelling alone was an unusual undertaking for a single woman at the time, and here she demonstrates her ability to provide detailed descriptions of the life and places she experiences. The first volume describes her journey to Reval (Tallinn) in Estonia, where she will stay with her sister. The second offers her fascinating insights into the political and social life of Estonia in the mid-nineteenth century, combining personal observations and historical facts. For more information on this author, see http://orlando.cambridge.org/public/svPeople?person_id=rigbel
A personal and fascinating account of Elizabeth Rigby's travels from London to Estonia via Denmark and Russia in the 1830s.
In the late 1830s Elizabeth Rigby (1809-1893) travelled alone from London to the Baltic States via Denmark and Russia; a remarkable undertaking for a single woman in the first half of the nineteenth century. Her collection of letters focusing on life in Estonia particularly was published in 1841.
First published in 1845, this series of biographical essays considers the female perspective and experience of Jewish history.
Presented in the form of a series of biographical essays, this 1845 history of Hebrew women traces a continuity from the biblical matriarchs to the Jewish women of Aguilar's own generation.
Grace Aguilar (1818-1847), a prolific nineteenth-century novelist and Jewish historian of Sephardic descent, was better known for her works of fiction, but in this 1845 publication she addresses Jewish history from a female perspective. These two volumes consist of a series of biographical essays on Old Testament, Talmudic and modern Jewish women. Aguilar identifies a need for more female biography of scripture, postulating a continuity between the biblical matriarchs and the Jewish women of her generation. Addressing a female readership, Aguilar writes in a didactic and highly evangelical tone characteristic of the period, using her historical discussion to argue for the emancipation of Jews, particularly Jewish women, who should also have full access to all Jewish religious texts. For more information on this author, see http://orlando.cambridge.org/public/svPeople?person_id=aguigr
Table of Contents
1. Various motives of travel; 2. Copenhagen; 3. Mrs. Wilson's boarding-house; 4. The Hermitage; 5. Change of lodging; 6. Detention in Petersburg; 7. Unlocking hearts, and unpacking trunks; 8. Ubiquity and transferability of happiness; 9. Girl at her wheel; 10. Similarity between old England and Estonia; 11. Sudden transformation in the outer man; 12. Acquirement of languages; 13. Street scenes in Reval; 14. Depressing effects of the long winter; 15. Sudden burst of spring; 16. Early rising; 17. Bathing life at Reval; 18. Reval at midsummer; 19. Excessive heat; 20. Fall and its beauties; 21. Autumn scene; 22. Russia considered as a study; 23. Chief houses of reception in St. Petersburg; 24. Prince Pierre Volkonski; 25. Visit to the ateliers of Brülloff, Baron Klot, M. Jacques, M. Ladournaire.
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