Women Novelists of Queen Victoria's Reign

Women Novelists of Queen Victoria's Reign : A Book of Appreciations

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Women novelists dominated the market in Victorian times, covering all genres from the mainstream to the Gothic, religious and sensational. Some are now classic household names whilst others, popular in their time, lie neglected on the shelves. This collection of appraisals of female writers by female writers was published in 1897 as a contribution to the celebrations of Queen Victoria as the longest reigning British monarch. The brief is exact: only those whose work was done after the Queen's accession and who were dead would be included. Nonetheless, the range is wide and includes essays on the Brontes, George Eliot and Mrs Gaskell, by Margaret Oliphant, Eliza Lynn Linton and Ada Ellen Bayly respectively, as well as appraisals of Catherine Crowe, Mrs Archer Clive and Mrs Henry Wood (author of East Lynne), by Adeline Sergeant, and the children's authors Charlotte Tucker and Juliana Ewing by Emma Marshall.
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  • Electronic book text
  • Cambridge University Press (Virtual Publishing)
  • Cambridge, United Kingdom
  • English
  • 1139060821
  • 9781139060820

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Publishers' note; The sisters Bronte Mrs. Oliphant; George Eliot Mrs. Lynn Linton; Mrs. Gaskell Edna Lyall; Mrs. Crowe, Mrs Archer Clive, Mrs. Henry Wood Adeline Sergeant; Lady Georgiana Fullerton, Mrs. Stretton, Anne Manning Charlotte M. Yonge; Dinah Mulock (Mrs. Craik) Mrs. Parr; Julia Kavanagh, Amelia Blandford Edwards Mrs. Macquoid; Mrs. Norton Mrs. Alexander; 'A.L.O.E.' (Miss Tucker) Mrs. Marshall.
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