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MICHEL PHARAND

Sir John Franklin's
     Penelope
Lady Franklin of Russell Square
by Erika Behrisch Elce
(Stonehouse Publishing, 2018)




     Erika Behrisch Elce teaches Victorian Literature and Culture at the Royal Military College of Canada in Kingston, a logical professional terminus following her apprenticeship, as a graduate student working at the Disraeli Project, in deciphering handwriting, scrutinizing nineteenth-century newspapers, and enjoying the pleasure - and challenges - of reading lives lived in letters. Thus it comes as no surprise that Lady Franklin of Russell Square, an epistolary novel, has masterfully captured the voice and vocabulary, the tone and temper, of mid-nineteenth-century writing.





MICHEL PHARAND holds an MA in English Literature from the University of Ottawa and a PhD in Comparative Literature from Penn State, where he studied under Disraeli biographer Stanley Weintraub. He was director designate (2007-09) and director (2009-15) of the Disraeli Project at Queen's University. He is general editor of Benjamin Disraeli Letters, Volume IX: 1865-1867 (2013) and Volume X: 1868 (2014) and editor of Joseph Tassé's Lord Beaconsfield and Sir John A. Macdonald: A Political and Personal Parallel (2015).


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