Journals Higher Education



Published: 06 February 1986

280 Pages | 8 halftones

ISBN: 9780198200802

Bookseller Code (06)

Love in a Cool Climate

The Letters of Mark Pattison and Meta Bradley, 1879-1884

Edited by Vivian Green and Foreword by John Le Carré

The letters that passed between Mark Pattison and Meta Bradley tell the story of an extraordinary friendship between the Rector of an Oxford college, a married man in his seventies, and a young woman some forty years his junior. These 450 or so letters, most never before published, paint detailed portraits of the enigmatic Pattison and other leading personalities, and provide valuable first-hand insights into the lives and values of Victorian academic and middle-class society.


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