The Gentlewoman s Book of Sports

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The Gentlewoman s Book of Sports

Author: Various

Publisher: Pushkin Press

ISBN: 178227264X

Page: 304

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A book of trout-fishing, fencing, archery and more, celebrating the 175th anniversary of The London Library One would hear considerably less of hysteria, of morphine-mania, and of other regrettable characteristics of fin-de-siecle existence, if women were to take to fencing as one of the regular occupations of their day Pierre de Coubertin, founder of the modern Olympic Games, said in 1896: "No matter how toughened a sportswoman may be, her organism is not cut out to sustain certain shocks." Women competed in the Olympics for the first time in 1900. Lady Greville, the editor of The Gentlewoman's Book of Sports, hopes that reading what each female expert sportswoman has written about her particular sport or pastime "may encourage other women, as feminine but more timid, to imitate their achievements, and to acquire a keen zest for and sympathy with outdoor pursuits." The Gentlewoman's Book of Sports is part of 'Found on the Shelves', published with The London Library. The books in this series have been chosen to give a fascinating insight into the treasures that can be found while browsing in The London Library. Now celebrating its 175th anniversary, with over 17 miles of shelving and more than a million books, The London Library has become an unrivalled archive of the modes, manners and thoughts of each generation which has helped to form it.

The Westminster Review

The undermentioned are now ready :THE GENTLEWOMAN IN SOCIETY . ... THE
GENTLEWOMAN'S BOOK OF SPORTS . ... The volume is a welcome addition to
a group of books which are sure to be even more widely read as they become ...

The Westminster Review

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Holiday Rhymes

The following vols . are now ready :THE GENTLEWOMAN IN SOCIETY . ... THE
GENTLEWOMAN'S BOOK OF SPORTS . ... TWO AUNTS AND A NEPHEW . A
Novel . By Miss M. BETHAM EDWARDS . THE GENTLEWOMAN AT HOME . By
Mrs.

Holiday Rhymes

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The Academy and Literature

The Gentlewoman's Book of Health , ” by KATE HERVEY , Special
Correspondent of the Times during the MITCHELL , M.D. ... Some of the ablest “
The Gentlewoman's Book of Sports , " with IllusAccount of the last English
Mission to Abyssinia .

The Academy and Literature

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Boconnoc

The following vols . comprise the series :THE GENTLEWOMAN IN SOCIETY . By
Lady VIOLET GREVILLE . THE GENTLE WOMAN'S BOOK OF HYGIENE . By Dr.
Kate MITCHELL . THE GENTLEWOMAN'S BOOK OF SPORTS . By Lady COLIN ...

Boconnoc

Author: Herbert Vivian

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Book News

It cannot be called a book of etiquete , nor a cook book , nor yet a book of sports
and pasiimes , yet it partakes of the nature of all three . " Some of the ... THE
GENTLEWOMAN'S BOOK OF SPORTS , I. Edited by Lady Greville . The Victoria ...

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The Academy

Some of the ablest “ The Gentlewoman's Book of Sports , " with IllusAccount of
the last English Mission to Abyssinia . By ecclesiastical writers of the day will
contribute Volumes , and trations , 2 vols . Edited by Lady VIOLET GREVILLE ,
with ...

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The Archer s Register

Calcutta , Thackes Sport & Co. London , W. Thackes . 1889. 8vo . ... Old English
Sports , Pastimes , and Customs , by P. H. Ditchfield . Methuen & Co. 18 , Bury St.
... -M . The Gentlewoman's Book of Sports . Edited by Lady Greville . London ...

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Lippincott s Monthly Magazine

2.25 per volume . Vol . I. The Gentlewoman in Society . By Lady Greville . ( Ready
. ) Vol . II . The Gentlewoman's Book of Hygiene . By Dr. Kate Mitchell . ( Ready . )
Vol . III . The Gentlewoman's Book of Sports ( 1. ) . Edited by Lady Greville .

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To day

WITH WILSON IN MATABELELAND ; OR SPORT AND WAR IN ZAMBESIA . ...
There is perhaps more human nature revealed in ' My First Book ' than in all the
novels of all the distinguished authors put ... The Gentlewoman's Book of Sports .

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The Gentlewoman in Society

ОА " GENTLEWOMAN'S LIBRARY'implies by its title that it will embrace a wide
range of subjects . ... The Gentlewoman's Book of Sports , " with Illustrations , two
vols . , edited by Lady VIOLET GREVILLE , with Contributions on Riding , Fencing
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The Gentlewoman in Society

Author: Lady Violet Greville

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Page: 271

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The child -- The girl -- The woman -- Weddings -- Entertaining -- Dinners -- Musical parties -- In the shadow of the throne -- Dress -- Society and its amusements -- Society and its work -- Country-house life -- Gentlewomen and their little follies -- Society bores -- Men and manners -- "The gentle art of flirtation" -- The customs of society -- The ideal woman.

Sport and the Physical Emancipation of English Women RLE Sports Studies

Roger Longrigg, The English Squire and his Sport (London, 1977), p. 284. 39.
Lady Milner, 'Cricket' in Beatrice Violet Greville (ed.), The Gentlewoman's Book of
Sports (London, c. 1892), p. 655; Rheinberg, 'Women's Cricket — The Fashion', ...

Sport and the Physical Emancipation of English Women  RLE Sports Studies

Author: Kathleen McCrone

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1317679644

Page: 336

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The nineteenth century was a golden age in British sports. Not only were sports immensely popular, but they began to assume the forms and qualities that still characterise them today. Moreover, the latter part of the century saw a significant participation in sports by women, and this book provides the first overall examination of this early development and the social changes that it helped to bring about. Since women’s entry into sports was chiefly a consequence of the campaign for better female education, the book begins with an account of sports at the Oxbridge women’s colleges, at the girls' public schools and at the new women’s physical training colleges. It then examines team sports such as hockey, lacrosse, and cricket and individual sports such as tennis, golf and cycling. Other chapters discuss the medical attitudes and prejudices toward women’s participation in sports and the role of sports in changing female dress.

The Bookseller and the Stationery Trades Journal

An Illustrated Monthly Record of the Book, Stationery, Leather Goods, and Allied
Trades. Messrs . ... MATABELELAND ; WITH WILSON IN OR , SPORT AND WAR
IN ZAMBESIA . By Capt . ... The Gentlewoman's Book of Sports . Edited by Lady ...

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Official organ of the book trade of the United Kingdom.

Women in Sports History

... Dora 66 The Gentlewoman 15, 16 Gentlewoman's Book of Sports (Greville)
125 Gentry, Amy 129 George, Jane 5, 99–119 German Jewish sports movement
84–5 German Rowing Federation 127 Germany: Jewish athletes before and after
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Women in Sports History

Author: Carol A. Osborne

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1317985230

Page: 146

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Women are, and have been for many years, actively involved as players, supporters and co-ordinators in a range of sports and yet they are often missing from, or sidelined in, accounts of the history of these sports. Commenting first on the lack of inclusion of women in British sports history, the book goes on to examine aspects of women’s participation between the late-nineteenth century and the mid-twentieth century more broadly. It draws together some of the latest research undertaken by international scholars working in the field, and includes case studies about golf, bridge, rowing, figure skating and athletics. Between them the chapters demonstrate that women enjoyed mixed fortunes in sport. They positively highlight the scope of participation, as well as the complex interactions and responses that participation generated on account of life stage, social class, ethnicity and national identity across time and place. The incorporated methodological and theoretical approaches invite readers to reconsider existing sport historiography and point to new directions for future research. This book was first published as a special issue of Sport in History.