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The match girl and the heiress, Seth Koven

Label
The match girl and the heiress
Title
The match girl and the heiress
Statement of responsibility
Seth Koven
Creator
Author
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
"Nellie Dowell was a match-factory girl in Victorian London who spent her early years consigned to orphanages and hospitals. Muriel Lester, the daughter of a wealthy shipbuilder, longed to be free of the burden of money and possessions. Together, these unlikely soul mates sought to remake the world according to their own utopian vision of Christ's teachings. The Match Girl and the Heiress paints an unforgettable portrait of their late-nineteenth-century girlhoods of wealth and want, and their daring twentieth-century experiments in ethical living in a world torn apart by war, imperialism, and industrial capitalism.In this captivating book, Seth Koven chronicles how each traveled the globe--Nellie as a spinster proletarian laborer, Muriel as a well-heeled tourist and revered Christian peacemaker, anticolonial activist, and humanitarian. Koven vividly describes how their lives crossed in the slums of East London, where they inaugurated a grassroots revolution that took the Sermon on the Mount as a guide to achieving economic and social justice for the dispossessed. Koven shows how they devoted themselves to Kingsley Hall--Gandhi's London home in 1931 and Britain's first "people's house" founded on the Christian principles of social sharing, pacifism, and reconciliation--and sheds light on the intimacies and inequalities of their loving yet complicated relationship.The Match Girl and the Heiress probes the inner lives of these two extraordinary women against the panoramic backdrop of shop-floor labor politics, global capitalism, counterculture spirituality, and pacifist feminism to expose the wounds of poverty and neglect that Christian love could never heal"--
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Provided by publisher
Biography type
collective biography
Cataloging source
DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorDate
1958-
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Koven, Seth
Dewey number
305.42092/2
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • maps
Index
index present
LC call number
HQ1595.A3
LC item number
K69 2014
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Dowell, Nellie
  • Lester, Muriel
  • Women social reformers
  • Feminists
  • Great Britain
Label
The match girl and the heiress, Seth Koven
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Dimensions
25 cm
Extent
xvi, 445 pages
Isbn
9780691158501
Lccn
2014013276
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Other physical details
illustrations, maps
System control number
  • 2212523
  • (OCoLC)878953452
  • (OCoLC)ocn878953452
  • 2210472
  • 2212523
Label
The match girl and the heiress, Seth Koven
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Dimensions
25 cm
Extent
xvi, 445 pages
Isbn
9780691158501
Lccn
2014013276
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Other physical details
illustrations, maps
System control number
  • 2212523
  • (OCoLC)878953452
  • (OCoLC)ocn878953452
  • 2210472
  • 2212523

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