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The Resource The Mutual Admiration Society : how Dorothy L. Sayers and her Oxford circle remade the world for women, Mo Moulton

The Mutual Admiration Society : how Dorothy L. Sayers and her Oxford circle remade the world for women, Mo Moulton

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The Mutual Admiration Society : how Dorothy L. Sayers and her Oxford circle remade the world for women
Title
The Mutual Admiration Society
Title remainder
how Dorothy L. Sayers and her Oxford circle remade the world for women
Statement of responsibility
Mo Moulton
Creator
Author
Author
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
"Dorothy L. Sayers (1893-1957) was a renowned crime novelist who achieved fame and fortune during a period that historian Mo Moulton calls 'the day after the revolution.' In a time when just as many doors were closed to women as open, Sayers found professional success with her Lord Peter Wimsey novels. Yet she never could have done it without the cohort of remarkable women she met at university -- all of whom would go on to challenge societal norms and fight for equality of opportunity in their own way. In 1912, Dorothy L. Sayers and five friends founded a writing group at Somerville College, Oxford; they called themselves the 'Mutual Admiration Society.' Smart, bold, serious, and funny, these women were also sheltered and chaperoned, barred from receiving degrees despite taking classes and passing exams. But within a few short years, World War I rapidly expanded the rights and opportunities available to women, including the right to vote (1918) and access to the professions (1919). In October 1920, members of the MAS returned to Oxford to receive full degrees. Mutual Admiration Society follows these six women as they navigate the complexities of adulthood, work, intimacy, and sex in Interwar England. Bringing these women to vivid life, Moulton reveals how Dorothy L. Sayers was intimately intertwined with the members of the MAS -- and how, together, they fought their way into modernity"--
Writing style
Award
Anthony Award for Best Critical/Nonfiction, 2020.
Assigning source
Provided by publisher
Biography type
individual biography
http://library.link/vocab/ext/novelist/bookUI
10825602
Cataloging source
PUL
http://library.link/vocab/creatorDate
1979-
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Moulton, Mo
Dewey number
823/.912
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
LC call number
PR6037.A95
LC item number
Z785 2019
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
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True
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Sayers, Dorothy L.
  • Mutual Admiration Society (Somerville College (University of Oxford))
  • University of Oxford
  • Sayers, Dorothy L.
  • University of Oxford
  • Women authors, English
  • Feminism and literature
  • Women's rights
  • Feminism and literature
  • Friendship
  • Women authors, English
  • Women's rights
  • Great Britain
http://bibfra.me/vocab/lite/titleRemainder
how Dorothy L. Sayers and her Oxford circle remade the world for women
Label
The Mutual Admiration Society : how Dorothy L. Sayers and her Oxford circle remade the world for women, Mo Moulton
Instantiates
Publication
Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 345-356) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
  • Departures and reunions
  • Subversive spinster
  • The problem of marriage
  • Does it please you?
  • What the busman wrought
  • War breaks out
  • Service and identity
  • The Greengate Hospital
  • Running to stand still
  • Bridgeheads to the future
  • Arriving at Oxford
  • Friendship and triumphs
  • Legacies
  • Mutual Admiration Society on stage and page
  • University passions
  • Battle fronts
  • Teach or marry?
  • Detection and despair
  • Professional motherhood
  • Sleepless nights
Control code
on1089482656
Dimensions
25 cm
Edition
First edition.
Extent
ix, 372 pages
Isbn
9781541644472
Lccn
2019011711
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other control number
40029573289
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
(OCoLC)1089482656
Label
The Mutual Admiration Society : how Dorothy L. Sayers and her Oxford circle remade the world for women, Mo Moulton
Publication
Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 345-356) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
  • Departures and reunions
  • Subversive spinster
  • The problem of marriage
  • Does it please you?
  • What the busman wrought
  • War breaks out
  • Service and identity
  • The Greengate Hospital
  • Running to stand still
  • Bridgeheads to the future
  • Arriving at Oxford
  • Friendship and triumphs
  • Legacies
  • Mutual Admiration Society on stage and page
  • University passions
  • Battle fronts
  • Teach or marry?
  • Detection and despair
  • Professional motherhood
  • Sleepless nights
Control code
on1089482656
Dimensions
25 cm
Edition
First edition.
Extent
ix, 372 pages
Isbn
9781541644472
Lccn
2019011711
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other control number
40029573289
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
(OCoLC)1089482656

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