The Love-life of Dr Kane: Containing the Correspondence, and a History of the Acquaintance, Engagement, and Secret Marriage B by AnonymousThe Love-life of Dr Kane: Containing the Correspondence, and a History of the Acquaintance, Engagement, and Secret Marriage B by Anonymous

The Love-life of Dr Kane: Containing the Correspondence, and a History of the Acquaintance…

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Paperback | June 7, 2012

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Elisha Kane (1820-57) was a famous U.S. Arctic explorer who fell in love with the well-known New York spiritualist Margaret Fox (1836-93). When their secret engagement was revealed, it caused much controversy and Fox was later accused of fabricating their subsequent marriage. She wanted to publish their correspondence in 1862 to clear her name, but Kane's family - who disapproved of Fox and did not believe the couple ever married - halted the book's publication and they reached a settlement. When they failed to make agreed payments to Fox, she decided to publish the letters in 1866. The subsequent volume charts the couple's courtship from its beginnings in 1852 until Kane's death, and reveals the ups and downs of their tumultuous relationship, especially Kane's desire for Fox to stop her spiritualist practices. It presents an intimate account of the romance between two prominent nineteenth-century public figures.
Title:The Love-life of Dr Kane: Containing the Correspondence, and a History of the Acquaintance…Format:PaperbackDimensions:292 pages, 8.5 × 5.51 × 0.67 inPublished:June 7, 2012Publisher:Cambridge University PressLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:1108050123

ISBN - 13:9781108050128

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Table of Contents

Introduction; Memoir; 1. A new excitement in Philadelphia; 2. Dr Kane's anxiety; 3. Mrs Fox takes her daughters to New York; 4. Visit of Mrs Fox and her daughters to Washington; 5. Dr Kane's letter to Miss Kate Fox; 6. Dr Kane comes to Washington; 7. Return of Mrs and Miss Fox to New York; 8. Dr Kane's presentiments; 9. Dr Kane's illness at Mr Grinnell's in New York; 10. Convalescence of Dr Kane; 11. Dr Kane's correspondence with Mrs Fox; 12. Mrs Fox and her family go to Rochester; 13. Dr Kane escorts Mrs and Miss Fox to Philadelphia; 14. Sailing of Dr Kane; 15. Dr Kane's letter from Greenland to Miss Fox; 16. The letters quoted show the knowledge of her betrothal; 17. Letters from Dr Kane entreating Miss Fox; 18. Continuance of Dr Kane's visits; 19. Dr Kane's renewal of his engagement with Miss Fox; 20. Dr Kane's letter to Mrs Fox; 21. Miss Fox's letter; 22. Return of Mrs and Miss Fox to New York; 23. Dr Kane's sad forebodings.