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Holmes, Rachel

Overview
Works: 13 works in 76 publications in 3 languages and 2,680 library holdings
Genres: Biography  History  Biographies  Fiction 
Roles: Author, Editor
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Most widely held works by Rachel Holmes
African queen : the real life of the Hottentot Venus by Rachel Holmes( Book )

6 editions published in 2007 in English and held by 867 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Profiles Saartjie Baartman, a South African woman shipped to England, where she became known as the Hottentot Venus and became the focus for late Georgian attitudes toward sex, race, colonialism, exploitation, prurience, and science
Eleanor Marx : a life by Rachel Holmes( Book )

18 editions published between 2012 and 2015 in 3 languages and held by 701 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Unrestrained by convention, lion-hearted and free, Eleanor Marx (1855-98) was an exceptional woman. Hers was the first English translation of Flaubert's Mme Bovary. She pioneered the theatre of Henrik Ibsen. She was the first woman to lead the British dock workers' and gas workers' trades unions. For years she worked tirelessly for her father, Karl Marx, as personal secretary and researcher. Later she edited many of his key political works, and laid the foundations for his biography. But foremost among her achievements was her pioneering feminism. For her, sexual equality was a necessary precondition for a just society. Drawing strength from her family and their wide circle, including Friedrich Engels and Wilhelm Liebknecht, Eleanor Marx set out into the world to make a difference - her favourite motto: 'Go ahead!' With her closest friends - among them, Olive Schreiner, Havelock Ellis, George Bernard Shaw, Will Thorne and William Morris - she was at the epicentre of British socialism. She was also the only Marx to claim her Jewishness. But her life contained a deep sadness: she loved a faithless and dishonest man, the academic, actor and would-be playwright Edward Aveling. Yet despite the unhappiness he brought her, Eleanor Marx never wavered in her political life, ceaselessly campaigning and organising until her untimely end, which - with its letters, legacies, secrets and hidden paternity - reads in part like a novel by Wilkie Collins, and in part like the modern tragedy it was. Rachel Holmes has gone back to original sources to tell the story of the woman who did more than any other to transform British politics in the nineteenth century, who was unafraid to live her contradictions"--Publisher's description
Scanty particulars : the scandalous life and astonishing secret of Queen Victoria's most eminent military doctor by Rachel Holmes( Book )

17 editions published between 2002 and 2003 in English and held by 421 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Examines the life and times of Dr. James Barry, Britain's foremost military doctor, a man who worked tirelessly to improve the lives of free and enslaved Africans, women, lepers, and the poor but whose career as a flamboyant bon vivant sparked gossip, relentless enemies, and international scandal
Fifty shades of feminism by Lisa Appignanesi( Book )

5 editions published between 2013 and 2016 in English and held by 257 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

50 years after the publication of 'The Feminine Mystique', have women really exchanged purity and maternity to become desiring machines inspired only by variations of sex, shopping, and masochism - all coloured a brilliant neuro-pink? In this volume, 50 women reflect on the shades that inspired them and what being woman means to them today
The Hottentot Venus : the life and death of Saartjie Baartman : born 1789 - buried 2002 by Rachel Holmes( Book )

11 editions published between 2007 and 2016 in English and held by 195 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The first full biography of an African woman whose allure was the talk of Regency London and Paris
I call myself a feminist : [the view from twenty-five women under thirty] by Victoria Pepe( Book )

9 editions published between 2015 and 2016 in English and held by 163 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Following the success of Fifty Shades of Feminism comes a collection by twenty-five girls and women under thirty. Here are some of the brightest, funniest, bravest young women including: Laura Bates (of Everyday Sexism), Emeli Sande (singer at the 2012 Olympics), Reni Eddo-Lodge (award-winning journalist), Yas Necarti (eighteen-year-old activist against Page 3), Meltem Avcil (campaigner for the end the detention of women asylum seekers) - and other writers, performers, politicians and writers
The secret life of Dr. James Barry : Victorian England's most eminent surgeon by Rachel Holmes( Book )

3 editions published in 2007 in English and held by 43 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

[Publisher-supplied data] James Barry was an innovative medical pioneer, radical humanitarian, and flamboyant person who traversed the British Empire during the 19th century. He campaigned tirelessly for the humanitarian rights of the patient. On three continents, Barry implemented new methods of hygiene, sanitation, quarantine, diet, and effective treatment of some of the most virulent diseases known to the age. His medical reforms saved the lives of thousands of people. But Barry was not what he seemed. He courted controversy throughout his life--sexual scandal, a fiery temper, elaborate dress, and rampant vegetarianism set him apart from his peers. Yet all the while he concealed a secret that went right to the heart of his identity. Rachel Holmes pursues Barry's tumultuous adventures across the globe, bringing to life through eloquent storytelling this extraordinary Victorian who caused outrage wherever he went, yet through it all defiantly lived a life that otherwise would have been denied
Scanty particulars by Rachel Holmes( Book )

1 edition published in 2003 in English and held by 26 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Eleanor Marx : a life by Eleanor Marx( Book )

2 editions published between 2014 and 2015 in English and held by 3 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Unrestrained by convention, lionhearted and free, Eleanor Marx (1855-98) was an exceptional woman. Hers was the first English translation of Flaubert's Madame Bovary. She pioneered the theater of Henrik Ibsen. She was the first woman to lead the British dock workers' and gas workers' trade unions. For years she worked tirelessly for her father, Karl Marx, as personal secretary and researcher. Later, she edited many of his key political works and laid the foundations for his biography. But foremost among her achievements was her pioneering feminism. For her, gender equality was a necessary precondition for a just society, and she crusaded for this in Britain and on a celebrated tour across America in 1886. Drawing strength from her family and their wide circle, including Friedrich Engels and Wilhelm Liebknecht, Eleanor Marx set out into the world to make a difference. Her favorite motto: 'Go ahead!' With her closest friends-among them Olive Schreiner, Havelock Ellis, George Bernard Shaw, Will Thorne, and William Morris-she was at the epicenter of British socialism. She was also the only Marx to claim her Jewishness. But her life contained a deep sadness: She loved a faithless and dishonest man, the academic, actor, and would-be playwright Edward Aveling. Yet despite the unhappiness he brought her, Eleanor Marx never wavered in her political life, ceaselessly campaigning and organizing until her untimely end."--Publisher description
African queen : the real life of the Hottentot Venus by Rachel Holmes( )

in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

Victorian England's most eminent surgeon by Rachel Holmes( Book )

1 edition published in 2007 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

Holmes pursues Barry's tumultuous adventures across the globe, bringing alive through vivid storytelling this extraordinary Victorian who caused outrage wherever he went. A fascinating story of 19th century science and the mysteries of sexuality, this book brings to life one of the most enigmatic figures of his time
Feminised in bondage by Rachel Holmes( Book )

1 edition published in 1996 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

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1 edition published in 2011 in Korean and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

 
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African queen : the real life of the Hottentot Venus
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Scanty particulars : the scandalous life and astonishing secret of Queen Victoria's most eminent military doctorThe Hottentot Venus : the life and death of Saartjie Baartman : born 1789 - buried 2002The secret life of Dr. James Barry : Victorian England's most eminent surgeonScanty particularsVictorian England's most eminent surgeon
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홈즈, 레이철

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