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Frances Willard - Her Life And Work (Paperback) Loot Price: R491
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Frances Willard - Her Life And Work (Paperback): Ray Strachey
Frances Willard - Her Life And Work (Paperback): Ray Strachey

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Frances Willard - Her Life And Work (Paperback)

Ray Strachey

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FRANCES WILfcARD HER LIFE AND WORK BY RAY STRACHEY With an Introduction by LADY HENRY SOMERSET ILLUSTRATED NEW YORK CHICAGO TORONTO Fleming H. Revell Company LONDON AND EDINBURGH Only the Joldon Rule of Christ Can bring the f loldcn AK f Mfin, Copyright, 1913, by FLEMING H. REVELL COMPANY New York 158 Fifth Avenue Chicago 125 N. Wabash Avc, Toronto 25 Richmond St., W, London 21 Paternoster Square Edinburgh 100 Princes Street M. CAREY THOMAS PREFACE SEVERAL Lives of Frances Willard have been written, by her friends and those who helped her with her work, and in these books she has been praised beyond measure. It seemed to me, coming to this task with no memories of her, and very little knowledge of the work she did, as if she could not have been so great or so important a woman as they said she was. It seemed to me also as if she could not have been so good nor so lovable a human being, and for a long time I was inclined to look upon these accounts as exaggerated. But in studying her life I have come almost to believe that she was perfect not in her deeds, per haps, nor in her work, but in her soul. Poring, day after day, over her letters and her diaries, reading and rereading her books and speeches, I have come to share their enthusiasm. I have learned to know her loves, hates, prayers, promises, and in significancies, and thus I have grown daily more sure of her greatness. She was vigorous, with the vigor of her coun try she was rash and sometimes unwise, with a love of great undertakings that no disappointments could check she seemed sentimental, too, with her 7 8 PREFACE strange education, her journalistic pen, and her habit of talking straight from her inmost smil but she was true, and she was pure in heart, and therefore blessed. She was lovable and charming J have grown sure of this, and also that she was a most vivid and ex hilarating companion. But I have found it very hard to tell these things. I have been greatly indebted to many of Miss Willards friends, who have helped me in this work to Lady Henry Somerset, through whose kindness I have been allowed to undertake the task to Miss Anna Gordon and Mrs. L. M. N. Stevens, who welcomed me to Rest Cottage and told me of her daily life and work to Miss Agnes Slack and Miss Gorham, through whom I have seen her letters and, above all, to my grandmother, Mrs. Hannah Whitall Smith, whose stories of Miss Willard, and faith in her, have enabled me to read her life rightly. She helped me with criticism and revision, and in more ways than I can tell. I started to write this book as an outsider, and a critic, as one who could judge of her life nn blinded by loyalty or affection. But I have not suc ceeded. I am not an outsider any longer, but a follower and a friend. RAY STKACIIKY. ARUNDKL, July, 1912. CONTENTS INTRODUCTION n I. CHILDHOOD AT FOREST HOME . . 19 II. EDUCATION AND THE SEARCH FOR CULTURE 59 III. INDEPENDENCE . . . 95 IV. TEACHING . . . . . .131 V. EUROPK ....... 155 VI. THE NORTHWESTERN UNIVERSITY . .170 VII. THE CRUSADE AND THE BEGINNING OF TEMPERANCE WORK .... 187 VIII. WOMANS SUFFRAGE AND REVIVAL WORK IN BOSTON ...... 206 IX. ORGANISATION ANX PROHIBITION . . 224 X. POLITICS AND THE WORLDS WORK . 252 XL WORK IN ENGLAND .... 278 XII. THE VALUE OF FRANCES WILLARD . 305 AN IMPRESSION BY LADY HENRY SOMERSET THE tendency of our day is to judge men and women by their efficiency, by the work they have accomplished, rather than by the char acter behind the work. Time teaches us an other lesson. The lives of people who are really great stand out alone, apart from the cause they espoused or the work they accomplished. These fall away as merely accidental, and we see the character stripped of all the accessories of sur roundings, free from the activities by which it was expressed. This is the standard by which Frances Willard will be judged...


Imprint: Read Books
Country of origin: United Kingdom
Release date: March 2007
First published: March 2007
Authors: Ray Strachey
Dimensions: 216 x 140 x 18mm (L x W x T)
Format: Paperback - Trade
Pages: 324
ISBN-13: 978-1-4067-0678-9
Barcode: 9781406706789
Categories: Promotions
Books > Language & Literature > Biography & autobiography
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Books > Biography > General
Books > Language & Literature > Biography & autobiography > General
LSN: 1-4067-0678-7

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