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    Post  Khephra on Wed Mar 17, 2010 10:35 am

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    Review: Frances Yates and the Hermetic Tradition, by Marjorie G Jones

    Frances Yates and the Hermetic Tradition is the first full-length biography of Frances Yates, who was among the first wave of late Victorian female historians. Notes were compiled for an autobiography, but it remained incomplete at her death, though she did leave instructions for future biographers.

    The account of Yates’ early years are taken in part from the unfinished autobiography, and the journal her father kept about her growth and progress from birth to a young child, with notes on her character and conduct.

    Jones traces her personal and scholastic interests through her published books and essays, correspondence, early versions of her works and their notes, and her journals, and the black and white plates reproduced here offer additional insight into her home and professional life.

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