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The Resource The trials of a scold : the incredible true story of writer Anne Royall, Jeff Biggers

The trials of a scold : the incredible true story of writer Anne Royall, Jeff Biggers

Label
The trials of a scold : the incredible true story of writer Anne Royall
Title
The trials of a scold
Title remainder
the incredible true story of writer Anne Royall
Statement of responsibility
Jeff Biggers
Creator
Author
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
Anne Royall was an American original, a stranger to fear who defied 19th-century skeptics as a prolific literary force, satirist and social critic. Publishing her first book in 1826 at the age of 57, Royall reinvented herself as a "woman politico" a generation before the women's suffrage movement. She was a pioneering travel writer and satirist who broke ground on the wagon trails a generation before Mark Twain, and an investigative journalist who took on bankers and prison conditions a half century before muckrakers Ida Tarbell and Nellie Bly. She was the author of ten original books and publisher of a newspaper in Washington, DC, for twenty-five years until the age of 85. One of the most famous, sharp-witted and controversial women of her times, Royall was raised in the backwoods of the South but educated herself in one of the great libraries in the region. She openly cohabitated with her husband prior to their wedding, but was then left widowed and destitute after her husband's family declared their marriage invalid. Turning to writing, Royall acquired fame and then enemies for her scathing and hilarious denouncements of corruption, incompetence and the blurry lines between church and state. Drawing from her largely overlooked literary works, The Trials of a Scold is a groundbreaking and passionate biography of Anne Royall, America's first female muckraker, who was convicted as a 'common scold' in 1829 in one of the most bizarre trials in the nation's history
Biography type
individual biography
Cataloging source
DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorDate
1963-
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Biggers, Jeff
Dewey number
  • 910.4092
  • B
Index
no index present
LC call number
E340.R88
LC item number
B55 2017
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Royall, Anne Newport
  • Women travelers
  • Travel writers
  • Women journalists
Target audience
adult
Label
The trials of a scold : the incredible true story of writer Anne Royall, Jeff Biggers
Instantiates
Publication
Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Her mother's daughter -- Flaying the saucy rogues -- A female of respectability -- The black book -- The last American witch trial -- The huntress in the den of vipers -- Epilogue: The trial of public opinion
Control code
ocn992119946
Dimensions
22 cm
Edition
First edition.
Extent
x, 260 pages
Isbn
9781250065124
Lccn
2017024840
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Note
B R812 ; XX-AB ; [A17BP055, #52, 3@26.99, WJM/RT ]
System control number
  • (Sirsi) 992119946
  • (OCoLC)992119946
Label
The trials of a scold : the incredible true story of writer Anne Royall, Jeff Biggers
Publication
Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Her mother's daughter -- Flaying the saucy rogues -- A female of respectability -- The black book -- The last American witch trial -- The huntress in the den of vipers -- Epilogue: The trial of public opinion
Control code
ocn992119946
Dimensions
22 cm
Edition
First edition.
Extent
x, 260 pages
Isbn
9781250065124
Lccn
2017024840
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Note
B R812 ; XX-AB ; [A17BP055, #52, 3@26.99, WJM/RT ]
System control number
  • (Sirsi) 992119946
  • (OCoLC)992119946

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