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Muhlenfeld, Elisabeth 1944-

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Works: 15 works in 38 publications in 1 language and 4,362 library holdings
Genres: Biography  History  Personal narratives‡vConfederate  Fiction  Sources  Diaries 
Roles: Editor
Classifications: CT275.C548, 973.782
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Most widely held works by Elisabeth Muhlenfeld
Mary Boykin Chesnut : a biography by Elisabeth Muhlenfeld ( Book )
12 editions published between 1978 and 1992 in English and held by 1,878 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Chesnut is today known chiefly for her firsthand account of life in the Confederate States of America, and her drawing room was a social center for many of the most prominent political and military figures in the Confederacy. Muhlenfeld traces her life in South Carolina as the daughter of a governor and United States senator, through her marriage to a wealthy South Carolina planter, and into the later years of her life, when Chesnut did her most serious writing and her major works
The private Mary Chesnut : the unpublished Civil War diaries by Mary Boykin Miller Chesnut ( Book )
4 editions published in 1984 in English and held by 1,545 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Two novels by Mary Boykin Miller Chesnut ( Book )
5 editions published in 2002 in English and held by 474 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
As the well-educated and socially skilled wife of a prominent Confederate, Mary Boykin Miller Chesnut (1823-86) was ideally situated - and intellectually equipped - to record the narrative of daily life in the Confederacy during the Civil War. Yet while she is widely recognized for the significant contribution of her "diaries," Mary Chesnut's other works chronicling her experiences in the Civil War South have remained unpublished and virtually unknown until now." "Intensely autobiographical novels, The Captain and the Colonel and Two Years - or The Way We Lived Then - are Chesnut's fictionalized accounts of the world as women experienced it in the mid-nineteenth-century South. These short, unfinished novels address a wide range of subjects related to women and serve as an extension of the valuable source material found in the diaries, revealing much about southern history and culture, gender roles, slave-mistress relations, childhood, education, the experiences of westward migration, and the impact of the Civil War on private lives and relationships." "With an introduction by Elizabeth Hanson that places Chesnut's novels in their social context, and thoughtfully edited by Elisabeth Muhlenfeld, Mary Chesnut's fiction is a fascinating and long overdue addition to the library of southern history
William Faulkner's Absalom, Absalom! : a critical casebook by Elisabeth Muhlenfeld ( Book )
4 editions published in 1984 in English and Undetermined and held by 430 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Writings of Mary Chesnut ( Visual )
3 editions published between 2001 and 2009 in English and held by 18 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Guests examine the social, political and military history of the Civil War era from a Confederate perspective, by examining the journals of Mary Chesnut
The original Civil War diaries of Mary Boykin Chesnut by Mary Boykin Miller Chesnut ( Book )
1 edition published in 1984 in English and held by 4 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
The private Mary Chesnut : the unpubl. Civil War diaries by Mary B Chesnut ( Book )
1 edition published in 1984 in English and held by 2 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
The captain and the colonel by Mary Boykin Miller Chesnut ( Book )
in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide
Transcription of draft of a novel that drew upon Chesnut's own life experiences; edited by Elisabeth Muhlenfeld as part of her graduate work toward a dissertation completed in 1978; transcribed from original manuscripts in the Williams-Chesnut-Manning papers at South Caroliniana Library
Mary Boykin Chesnut writes between the lines by Elisabeth Muhlenfeld ( Book )
1 edition published in 2007 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide
Two years of my life : (parts 1, 4, 5, 6) by Mary Boykin Miller Chesnut ( Book )
in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide
The fictional trips to Mississippi were patterned directly on similar trips taken by the author in 1836 and 1838 as well as a later trip to Alabama with her sister Kate and the Williams family in 1859. Although there is no evidence, however, that James Chesnut (Sydney Howard's prototype), ever traveled to Mississippi prior to his marriage, many of the fictional characters in the novel were modeled upon members of the Miller family: Frank, also called Dan, was based on her brother Stephen; Constance or "Kitty" on her sister Catherine, also known as "Kitty"; Harriet or "Tatty" on her sister Sarah; and Madelaine Howard on her closest schoolgirl friend, Mary Serena Chesnut Williams. The novel's most vividly descriptive section, that dealing with Madame Talvande's school, is purely autobiographical. Young Mary Boykin Miller was enrolled in Madame Ann Marsan Talvande's French School for Young Ladies in 1835 and remained there intermittently until 1838. Likewise, Miss Stella was based on Stella Phelps, whose school in Camden, S.C., the author attended as a girl
Faulkner's "Black music" ; minor characters and major themes--a critical study by Elisabeth Muhlenfeld ( Book )
1 edition published in 1973 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide
On the Job: Women Who Are College Presidents ( Recording )
1 edition published in 2001 and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide
Three women who are presidents of American colleges talk about their work: what drew them into higher education, into administration, and into leadership positions at their respective positions
Mary Boykin Chestnut by Elisabeth Muhlenfeld ( Book )
1 edition published in 1981 in Undetermined and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide
 
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