A Circle of Sisters
Alice Kipling, Georgiana Burne-Jones, Agnes Poynter and Louisa BaldwinBook - 2005 | 1st American ed.
The Macdonald sisters--Alice, Georgiana, Agnes, and Louisa--started life in the teeming ranks of the lower-middle classes, denied the advantages of education and the expectation of social advancement. Yet as wives and mothers they would connect a famous painter, a president of the Royal Academy, a prime minister, and the uncrowned poet laureate of the Empire. Georgiana and Alice married, respectively, the pre-Raphaelite painter Edward Burne-Jones and the arts administrator Edward Poynter; Louisa gave birth to future prime minister Stanley Baldwin, and Alice was mother to Rudyard Kipling. A Circle of Sisters brings to life four women living at a privileged moment in history. Their progress from obscurity to imperial grandeur indicates the vitality of nineteenth-century Britain: a society abundant with possibility. From their homes in India, America, and England, the sisters formed a network that, through the triumphs and tragedies of their families and the Empire, uniquely endured.
Publisher: New York : W.W. Norton & Co., 2005.
Edition: 1st American ed.
Branch Call Number: 920.7209 FLANDER
Characteristics: xxiii, 392 p.,  p. of plates : ill. ; 25 cm.
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