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The Love-life of Dr Kane
Containing the Correspondence, and a History of the Acquaintance, Engagement, and Secret Marriage between Elisha K. Kane and Margaret Fox


Part of Cambridge Library Collection - Polar Exploration

  • Date Published: June 2012
  • availability: Available
  • format: Paperback
  • isbn: 9781108050128

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  • Elisha Kane (1820–57) was a famous US 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.

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    Product details

    • Date Published: June 2012
    • format: Paperback
    • isbn: 9781108050128
    • length: 296 pages
    • dimensions: 216 x 140 x 17 mm
    • weight: 0.38kg
    • availability: Available
  • Table of Contents

    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.

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