Jill Is The Story Of An Unconventional Heroine A Gentlewoman Who Disguises Herself As A Maid And Runs Away To London In Search Of Adventure After Her Mother Dies And Her Father Is Pursued By A Victorian Gold Digger Once In London She Uses Her Position As Lady S Maid To Become Close To Her Mistress Her Life Above And Below Stairs Is Portrayed With Irreverent Wit In This Fast Paced Story, But At The Centre Of The Novel Is Jill S Unfolding Love For The Woman She Works For On The Surface A Feminist Manifesto, Jill Is A Poignant Story Of Same Sex Desire And Unrequited Love A New Introduction Tells The Autobiographical Story On Which The Novel Is Based The Author S Own Passionate Attachment To A Woman She Called Her Wife, But Who She Couldn T Have.Jill

Elizabeth Amy Dillwyn 16 May 1845 13 December 1935 was a novelist from South Wales who wrote in English.She was also a businesswoman, and social benefactor being one of the first female industrialists in Britain.See also

[Ebook] Jill  By Amy Dillwyn – Phamimports.us
  • Paperback
  • 326 pages
  • Jill
  • Amy Dillwyn
  • English
  • 20 June 2019
  • 9781906784942

10 thoughts on “Jill

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  2. says:

    Victorian author Amy Dillwyn came from a remarkable family Her father, Lewis Llewelyn Dillwyn, was an industrialist and a member of parliament Her uncle, John Dillwyn Llewelyn, was an early proponent of photography Her grandfather, Sir Henry Thomas de la Beche, was a geologist And she was an even remarkable woman.After the death of her brother and father she took over her father s business on the brink of bankrupcy, gave up the family home to run that business and as a hands on manager turned it right around and became a prominent figure in her local community.I m sorry that she isn t better known, but I m pleased that Honno has been bringing her novels back into print.Jill, published in 1884, was the fourth of Amy Dillwyn s six novels Its a coming of age story, it clearly has elements that are autobiographical, and it s a novel without a hero that s much fun than that much better novel with the same sobriquet.The credit for that must go to Jill, who tells her own story She s a wonderful character an utterly believable, strong minded, independent woman, who is willing to do whatever she has to do to get where she wants to go She was far from perfect she could be manipulative, she could be selfish, she could be horribly in...

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    Straying for once out of my comfort zone, I came across this on a library shelf and, having once worked on the Hendrefoelan campus in Swansea and attended adult education courses at the house which Amy Dillwyn donated to the university, I was intrigued The novel is presented by its publisher as primarily a feminist work, and while this is clearly at its heart, it is just as much a vehicle for observations on life, class and social issues in the nineteenth century From the rubric on the back of the book I was rather expecting a in depth exploration of the heroine s sexual and emotional feelings, but I am given to understand that Queen Victoria would not even acknowledge the possibility of such things among her own sex, and given the moral outlook professed by society at that time, this was, with hindsight, rather unlikely Desire is hinted at, but ...

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    I loved this It s narrated by Jill, a confident, practical and unsentimental although not as cold hearted as she would have you believe young woman who introduces herself to the reader by saying she believes women can be just as adventurous as men Stifled by life at home with her governess, Jill throws off the advantages of her wealthy upbringing and goes to London in search of work.It was highly refreshing to read a nineteenth century novel from the point of view of a young woman getting on with what she wants to do in life, which doesn t include marriage At its heart a sweet and slightly sad story of unrequited love, there is plenty of adventure along the wa...

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    This was very enjoyable It wasn t as queer as I was hoping The main character did seem a little obsessed with her mistress, but not so than many Victorian novels It was sad that they only had one real scene together but that was really great It was a v...

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