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LECTURE: Helen Hunt Jackson’s Literary Home

February 9, 2019 @ 2:00 pm – 3:00 pm
Colorado Springs Pioneers Museum
215 S Tejon St
Colorado Springs, CO 80903
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Pikes Peak Regional History Lecture Series

Helen Hunt Jackson’s Literary Home

Presented by Dr. Lesley Ginsberg

A snapshot of books from Helen’s personal library

Highlighting objects, artworks, papers, and books, this talk tells the story of how Helen Hunt Jackson built a lasting literary home. While Jackson is best known for her beloved novel, Ramona (1884), study of the books that were donated to the Colorado Springs Pioneers Museum in 1961 and that had until recently remained unexamined, reveals that the author was also a discerning reader whose book collection attests to networks of literary friendships and the importance of family ties. The Jackson family house reflects the literary and advocacy communities in which Helen Hunt Jackson made her home.

Helen Hunt Jackson circa 1870

Helen Hunt Jackson circa 1870

About the Presenter:

Lesley Ginsberg is Professor of English at the University of Colorado at Colorado Springs, where she has taught nineteenth-century American literature (among other subjects) for twenty years. She is the co-editor of Romantic Education in Nineteenth-Century American Literature, National and Transatlantic Contexts (Routledge 2015) and is the author of articles appearing in American Literature, Studies in American Fiction, and elsewhere.


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