Item #000836 Elizabeth Fry: A Biography. June Rose.

Elizabeth Fry: A Biography

London, Eng. Macmillan, 1980. First Edition. [14], 218 p.: frontispiece, 4 unpaginated pages of illustrations; 22 cm. Black textured paper over boards with gilt-stamped spine title. Color illustrated dust jacket. Illustrated endpapers. Includes sources, bibliography, and index. First Edition. ISBN 0-333-23806-0. Former owner's name on half-title page: Craig Horle, a noted historian of early Quakerism and early Pennsylvania. Elizabeth Fry, Quaker minister and mother of eleven children, "drew the world's attention to the plight of women in prison, instituted an order of nursing sisters and became the figurehead of much of the philanthropic endeavour in the first half of the nineteenth century . . . . Yet even during her lifetime this remarkable woman aroused hostility as well as admiration. Quakers found her 'worldliness' disquieting, not all of her fellow penal reformers approved of her unorthodox ways and the 'irregular authority' conferred upon her and her lady prison visitors; her family felt neglected. Elizabth Fry herself was tortured throughout her life by self-doubt and anxiety, torn between the opposing demands of her family, her religion and her public, and disturbed by her own attraction to 'the high life.' . . . based on the unexpurgated verion of Elizabeth Fry's private journals." [from the dust jacket/back cover] Former owner's name on half-title, as noted above; otherwise book is in Fine Condition: pages clean and tight. Dust Jacket is in Very Good Condition: lightly creased and scratched. Fine / very good. Item #000836
ISBN: 0333238060

Price: $18.50