Jill

Jill 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 Victori

  • Title: Jill
  • Author: Amy Dillwyn Kirsti Bohata
  • ISBN: 9781906784942
  • Page: 165
  • Format: Paperback
  • 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 thisJill 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.

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    1. 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 more 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 ma [...]

    2. 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 [...]

    3. 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 [...]

    4. 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 more so than many Victorian novels. It was sad that they only had one real scene together but that was really great. It was a very interesting book looking at the restraints on women. But there was also a bit of negative classism in this book. Still I'm really glad that I came across this at the library and definitely want to read more books by this author.

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