Women Writers and the Artifacts of Celebrity in the Long Nineteenth Century

During her life she published three books: Notable Women Authors of the Day (1893; revised 1906), Pen, Pencil, Baton, and Mask (1896), and From Deal to ...

Author: Maura Ives

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9781351871785

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 296

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In 1788, the Catalogue of Five Hundred Celebrated Authors of Great Britain, Now Living forecast a form of authorship that rested on biographical revelation and media saturation as well as literary achievement. This collection traces the unique experiences of women writers within a celebrity culture that was intimately connected to the expansion of print technology and of visual and material culture in the nineteenth century. The contributors examine a wide range of artifacts, including prefaces, portraits, frontispieces, birthday books, calendars and gossip columns, to consider the nature of women's celebrity and the forces that created it. How did authors like Jane Austen, the Countess of Blessington, Louisa May Alcott, Alice Meynell, and Marie Corelli negotiate the increasing demands for public revelation of the private self? How did gender shape the posthumous participation of women writers such as Jane Austen, Ellen Wood, Mary Elizabeth Braddon and Christina Rossetti in celebrity culture? These and other important questions related to the treatment of women in celebrity genres and media, and the strategies women writers used to control their public images, are taken up in this suggestive exploration of how nineteenth and early twentieth century women writers achieved popular, critical, and commercial success.

William Tinsley 1831 1902 Speculative Publisher

The famous old Hookhams's Library was later swallowed up by Mudie's, but was still in ... Helen C. Black, Notable Women Authors of the Day, 1906, p. 18. 24.

Author: Peter Newbolt

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9781351763707

Category: Social Science

Page: 390

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This title was first published in 2001. An account of the activities of 19th-century publisher William Tinsley, particularly in relation to his authors and his chosen way of making a living. In considering the library-publishing system that dominated all aspects of fiction in the latter part of the 19th century, when down-payments rather than loyalties were the rewards of novelists, it may be surprising to find how wide were the variations in prices that publishers paid for such work. Differences appeared when individual publishers developed soft spots for particular authors, and in consequence they sometimes made fools of themselves. William Tinsley certainly did so, on several occasions, but was blessed, at least in later life, with the grace of never seriously regretting any of his mistakes. Examples of the nature of this good-hearted man are found in these pages. This account relies to an extent on Tinsley's two volumes of memoirs.

Women Literature and Finance in Victorian Britain

... revival of attention in 1890 with the interviews in the Pall Mall Gazette (Blathwayt 1890) and in Helen Black's Notable Women Authors of the Day (1906).

Author: Nancy Henry

Publisher: Springer

ISBN: 9783319943312

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 284

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Women, Literature and Finance in Victorian Britain: Cultures of Investment defines the cultures that emerged in response to the democratization of the stock market in nineteenth-century Britain when investing provided access to financial independence for women. Victorian novels represent those economic networks in realistic detail and are preoccupied with the intertwined economic and affective lives of characters. Analyzing evidence about the lives of real investors together with fictional examples, including case studies of four authors who were also investors, Nancy Henry argues that investing was not just something women did in Victorian Britain; it was a distinctly modern way of thinking about independence, risk, global communities and the future in general.

The Cambridge Companion to Victorian Women s Writing

... a late Victorian journalist, recycled a series of interviews fromThe Lady's Pictorial(1880–1921) in a 1906 volume Notable Woman Authors of the Day, ...

Author: Linda H. Peterson

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 9781107064843

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 320

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Innovative and comprehensive coverage of women writers' careers and literary achievements spanning many literary genres during the Victorian period.

Rediscovering Victorian Women Sensation Writers

Very few critical works study her life or her writing, but she is profiled in Helen C. Black's Notable Women Authors of the Day (London: Maclaren, 1906) ...

Author: Anne-Marie Beller

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9781317754015

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 125

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Scholarly understanding of the Victorian literary field has changed dramatically in the past thirty years, due in large part to the extensive recovery of sensation fiction and a corresponding recognition of that genre’s importance in the literary debates, trends, and wider cultural practices of the period. Yet until very recently, work on sensationalism has focused on a narrow range of authors and works, with Wilkie Collins, Mary Elizabeth Braddon, and Ellen Wood retaining the preponderance of critical attention. This collection examines the fiction of ten women sensation writers who were immensely popular in the Victorian period but remain critically neglected today – writers such as Annie Edwardes, M.C. Houstoun, Annie French, Dora Russell and others. The Victorian sensation novel was categorically associated with women by Victorian reviewers and this collection extends our current understanding of this sub-genre by showing that female sensation writers were often sophisticated in their textual strategies, employing a range of metafictional techniques and narrative innovations. By moving beyond the novelists who have come to represent the genre, this book presents a fuller, more nuanced, understanding of the spectrum of writing that constructed the concept of ‘sensationalism’ for Victorian readers and critics. The book was originally published as a special issue of Women’s Writing.

The Irish New Woman

Black, Helen C. Notable Women Authors of the Day. London: Maclaren, 1906. Boehmer, Elleke. Colonial and Postcolonial Literature: Migrant Metaphors. 2nd ed.

Author: Tina O'Toole

Publisher: Springer

ISBN: 9781137349132

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 204

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The Irish New Woman explores the textual and ideological connections between feminist, nationalist and anti-imperialist writing and political activism at the fin de siècle . This is the first study which foregrounds the Irish and New Woman contexts, effecting a paradigm shift in the critical reception of fin de siècle writers and their work.

Gender Religion and Domesticity in the Novels of Rosa Nouchette Carey

From Notable Women Authors of the Day (1906), opposite p. 145 Frontispiece 1 Frontispiece to Carey's last novel, The Key of the Unknown (1909) 2 From ...

Author: Elaine Hartnell

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9781351749206

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 224

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This title was first published in 2000. Rosa Nouchette Carey (1840-1909), the English author of forty-one ’domestic’ novels, was continuously in print from 1868 until at least 1924 and yet she is virtually unknown today. This first in-depth study of Carey’s work assesses both her immense popularity and her subsequent fall from favour. Organized thematically, it engages with the historical and cultural context of the novels as well as comparing them with the work of Carey’s contemporaries. Matters such as Carey’s creative response towards spinsterhood, her provision of vicarious male approval and her valorization of housework are perceived as functions of her writing that lie beyond formal literary criticism. This is not to deny the literary value of Carey’s work; rather it is to make intelligible its value to a large and enthusiastic readership despite an undoubted lack of appreciation on the part of reviewers.

That Gentle Strength

46 / Helen Black , Notable Women Authors of the Day ( London , 1906 ) , 89 . See Nancy Cott's The Bonds of Womanhood ( New Haven : Yale Univ .

Author: Lynda L Coon

Publisher: University of Virginia Press

ISBN: 0813912938

Category: Religion

Page: 267

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Early Christian women : sources and interpretation / Elizabeth A. Clark -- Women in early Byzantine hagiography : reversing the story / Susan Ashbrook Harvey -- Marital imagery in six late twelfth- and early thirteenth-century vitae of female saints / Diane L. Mockridge -- The place of women in the late medieval Italian church / Duane J. Osheim -- Misconduct in the medieval nunnery : fact, not fiction / Graciela S. Daichman -- Telling her sins : male confessors and female penitents in Catholic Reformation Italy / Rudolph M. Bell -- The battle of the sexes and the world upside down / Keith Moxey -- The religion of the femmelettes : ideals and experience among women in fifteenth- and sixteenth-century France / Thomas Head -- The nuns of Port-Royal : a study of female spirituality in seventeenth-century France / Alexander Sedgwick -- Calling and career : the revolution in the mind and heart of Abigail Adams / Rosemary Skinner Keller. - Religion in the lives of slaveholding women of the antebellum South / Elizabeth Fox-Genovese -- Between fiction and madness : the relationship of women to the supernatural in late Victorian Britain / Mary Walker -- A spirit of her own : nineteenth-century.

Victorian Ghosts in the Noontide

Women Writers and the Supernatural Vanessa D. Dickerson. Barreca , Regina , ed . ... Notable Women Authors of the Day . London : Maclaren , 1906 .

Author: Vanessa D. Dickerson

Publisher: University of Missouri Press

ISBN: 0826210813

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 166

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An interesting rereading of familiar texts by Emily and Charlotte Bronte, Elizabeth Gaskell, and George Eliot recovering the historical and literary roots of the supernatural as it appears in each women's work. Dickerson (English, Rhodes College) makes interesting observations about women's changing roles in the 19th century when scientific advancements relegated women to the home as arbiters of the spiritual while men occupied themselves with "rational" invention. Through close readings, she demonstrates how the Brontes, Gaskell, and Eliot resisted this division and, simultaneously, created a spiritual genre of writing traditionally denigrated by critics. Annotation copyrighted by Book News, Inc., Portland, OR

Twilight Stories

... Notable Women Authors of the Day (London: Maclaren, 1906) Kay Boardman ... Popular Victorian Women Writers (Manchester: Manchester University Press, ...

Author: Rhoda Broughton

Publisher: Victorian Secrets

ISBN: 9781906469115

Category: Fiction

Page: 82

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Women Horse Sports and Liberation

173 Helen C. Black, Notable Women Authors of the Day (London: Maclaren and Company, 1906), 180. 174 Martineau, 45. 175 Hilda Nelson, The Great Horsewomen of ...

Author: Erica Munkwitz

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9780429559389

Category: History

Page: 328

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This book is the first, full-length scholarly examination of British women’s involvement in equestrianism from the eighteenth through the twentieth centuries, as well as the corresponding transformations of gender, class, sport, and national identity in Britain and its Empire. It argues that women’s participation in horse sports transcended limitations of class and gender in Britain and highlights the democratic ethos that allowed anyone skilled enough to ride and hunt – from chimney-sweep to courtesan. Furthermore, women’s involvement in equestrianism reshaped ideals of race and reinforced imperial ideology at the zenith of the British Empire. Here, British women abandoned the sidesaddle – which they had been riding in for almost half a millennium – to ride astride like men, thus gaining complete equality on horseback. Yet female equestrians did not seek further emancipation in the form of political rights. This paradox – of achieving equality through sport but not through politics – shows how liberating sport was for women into the twentieth century. It brings into question what “emancipation” meant in practice to women in Britain from the eighteenth through twentieth centuries. This is fascinating reading for scholars of sports history, women's history, British history, and imperial history, as well as those interested in the broader social, gendered, and political histories of the nineteenth and twentieth centuries, and for all equestrian enthusiasts.

Cometh Up As A Flower

Biographies and Letters Black, helen C. Notable Women Authors of the Day. london: maclaren and Company, 1906. (revised from the 1893 edition, Glasgow: David ...

Author: Rhoda Broughton

Publisher: Broadview Press

ISBN: 9781770482951

Category: Fiction

Page: 416

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An important sensation novel, Cometh Up as a Flower made Rhoda Broughton’s reputation and fortune while also attracting harsh criticism. Nell LeStrange, the heroine, is tricked by her calculating sister into leaving her poor lover and marrying a wealthy man she does not love. What angered critics of the time was the heroine’s frank discussion of her sexual attraction to her lover, and her dispassionate evaluation of loveless marriage as a form of self-sale. Broughton’s lively, colloquial narrative voice, witty observations of contemporary manners, and sympathetic portrayal of the lives and feelings of young women, though no longer shocking, are as engaging now as they were to her readers of 1867. This Broadview Edition includes an extensive selection of appendices on the novel’s reception (including a parody of Broughton), Victorian discourses on health and medicine, and contemporary attitudes towards women, marriage, and sexuality.

Lost Souls of Horror and the Gothic

SUGGESTED FURTHER READING Black, Helen C. Notable Women Authors of the Day (1893). London: Maclaren, 1906. Bleiler, E.F., ed. The Collected Ghost Stories of ...

Author: Elizabeth McCarthy

Publisher: McFarland

ISBN: 9781476663142

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 260

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In recent years horror and gothic themes have penetrated mainstream popular culture in a manner unseen since the horror boom of the 1970s. Primetime television viewers who before might not have shown interest in such late-night fare now happily settle down after dinner to watch zombie or serial killer shows. This collection of 54 biographical essays examines many overlooked and underrated figures who have played a role in the ever expanding world of horror and gothic entertainment. The contributors push the boundaries of how we define these terms, bringing into the discussion such diverse figures as singer-songwriter Tom Waits, occultist Dion Fortune, author Charles Beaumont, historian and bishop Gregory of Tours and video game designer Shinji Mikami.

Charlotte Riddell s City Novels and Victorian Business

... onto the broad conceptual and historical outline of “Victorian capitalism ... Notable Women Authors of the Day (London: Maclaren and Company, 1906), p.

Author: Silvana Colella

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9781317168133

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 266

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In spite of the popularity she enjoyed during her lifetime, Charlotte Riddell (1832-1906) has received little attention from scholars. Silvana Colella makes a strong case for the relevance of Riddell's novels as narrative experiments that shed new light on the troubled experience of Victorian capitalism. Drawing on her impressive knowledge of commerce and finance, Riddell produced several novels that narrate the fate of individuals - manufacturers, accountants, entrepreneurs, City men and their female companions - who pursue the liberal dream of self-determination in the unstable world of London business. Colella situates novels such as Too Much Alone, George Geith, The Race for Wealth, Austin Friars and The Senior Partner in the broader cultural context, examining business manuals, commercial biographies, and essays to highlight Victorian constructions of the business ideal and the changing cultural status of the City of London. Combining historicist and formalist readings, Colella charts the progression of Riddell's imaginative commitment to the business world, focusing on the author's gendered awareness of the promises and disenchantments associated with the changing dynamics of capitalist modernisation. Her book enriches our understanding of Victorian business culture, the literary history of capitalism, and the intersections of gender, genre and economics.

Notable Women Authors of the Day


Author: Helen C. Black


ISBN: UOM:39015064810917


Page: 342

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In this collection, Helen Black gives an enlightening list of short biographiesof women writers in Victorian England.

Sojourns in Charleston South Carolina 1865 1947

SOURCES Black, Helen C. Notable Women Authors of the Day. London: Maclaren and Co., 1906. Hardy, Iza Duffus. Between Two Oceans, Or, Sketches of American ...

Author: Jennie Holton Fant

Publisher: Univ of South Carolina Press

ISBN: 9781611179408

Category: History

Page: 392

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Charleston is one of the most intriguing of American cities, a unique combination of quaint streets, historic architecture, picturesque gardens, and age-old tradition, embroidered with a vivid cultural, literary, and social history. It is a city of contrasts and controversy as well. To trace a documentary history of Charleston from the postbellum era into the twentieth century is to encounter an ever-shifting but consistently alluring landscape. In this collection, ranging from 1865 to 1947, correspondents, travelers, tourists, and other visitors describe all aspects of the city as they encounter it. Sojourns in Charleston begins after the Civil War, when northern journalists flocked south to report on the "city of desolation" and ruin, continues through Reconstruction, and then moves into the era when national magazine writers began to promote the region as a paradise. From there twentieth-century accounts document a wide range of topics, from the living conditions of African Americans to the creation of cultural institutions that supported preservation and tourism. The most recognizable of the writers include author Owen Wister, novelist William Dean Howells, artist Norman Rockwell, Boston poet Amy Lowell, novelist and Zionist leader Ludwig Lewisohn, poet May Sarton, novelist Glenway Wescott on British author Somerset Maugham in the lowcountry, and French philosopher and writer Simone de Beauvoir. Their varied viewpoints help weave a beautiful tapestry of narratives that reveal the fascinating and evocative history that made this great city what it is today.

Emancipation Betrayed

Springs and Dunnellon (St. Petersburg: Great Outdoors Publishing, ... Notable Women Authors of the Day (London: MacLaren, 1906), 198–204. 29.

Author: Paul Ortiz

Publisher: Univ of California Press

ISBN: 9780520250031

Category: History

Page: 382

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"Paul Ortiz's lyrical and closely argued study introduces us to unknown generations of freedom fighters for whom organizing democratically became in every sense a way of life. Ortiz changes the very ways we think of Southern history as he shows in marvelous detail how Black Floridians came together to defend themselves in the face of terror, to bury their dead, to challenge Jim Crow, to vote, and to dream."—David R. Roediger, author of Colored White: Transcending the Racial Past “Emancipation Betrayed is a remarkable piece of work, a tightly argued, meticulously researched examination of the first statewide movement by African Americans for civil rights, a movement which since has been effectively erased from our collective memory. The book poses a profound challenge to our understanding of the limits and possibilities of African American resistance in the early twentieth century. This analysis of how a politically and economically marginalized community nurtures the capacity for struggle speaks as much to our time as to 1919.”—Charles Payne, author of I’ve Got the Light of Freedom

The Life and Loves of E Nesbit Author of The Railway Children

Helen C. Black, Notable Women Authors of the Day (London: Maclaren & Company, 7 1906), pp. 199–200. Thomas Purnell, “Philip Bourke Marston” in Bookseller: ...

Author: Eleanor Fitzsimons

Publisher: Prelude Books

ISBN: 9780715651476

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 352

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A SUNDAY TIMES BEST BOOK OF THE YEAR Winner of the Rubery Book Award 2020 (Non Fiction) Edith Nesbit is considered the inventor of the children’s adventure story and her brilliant children’s books influenced bestselling authors including C.S. Lewis, P. L. Travers, J.K. Rowling, and Jacqueline Wilson, to name but a few. But who was the person behind the best loved classics The Railway Children and Five Children and It? Her once-happy childhood was eclipsed by the chronic illness and early death of her sister. In adulthood, she found herself at the centre of a love triangle between her husband and her close friend. She raised their children as her own. Yet despite these troubling circumstances Nesbit was playful, contradictory and creative. She hosted legendary parties at her idiosyncratic Well Hall home and was described by George Bernard Shaw – one of several lovers – as ‘audaciously unconventional’. She was also an outspoken Marxist and founding member of the Fabian Society. Through Nesbit’s letters and deep archival research, Eleanor Fitzsimons reveals her as a prolific activist and writer on socialism. Nesbit railed against inequity, social injustice and state-sponsored oppression and incorporated her avant-garde ideas into her writing, influencing a generation of children – an aspect of her legacy examined here for the first time. Eleanor Fitzsimons, acclaimed biographer and prize winning author of Wilde's Women, has written the most authoritative biography in more than three decades. Here, she brings to light the extraordinary life story of an icon, creating a portrait of a woman in whom pragmatism and idealism worked side-by-side to produce a singular mind and literary talent. ***PRAISE FOR THE LIFE AND LOVES OF E. NESBIT*** 'A terrific book.' Neil Gaiman ‘A very well-researched biography.’ Kate Atkinson 'Eleanor Fitzsimons' painstaking research gives us a new insight into the bizarre Bohemian life of the groundbreaking children's author E. Nesbit. It's a fantastic read.' Jacqueline Wilson 'Absolutely superb!' Hilary McKay, children's author of The Skylarks War (shortlisted for the Costa Book Awards) 'In this long-overdue new biography, Eleanor Fitzsimons gives us a nuanced yet compelling portrait of E. Nesbit's many-facetted personality, life and works, as well as of the politically and culturally vibrant milieu in which she lived.' Fiona Sampson, author of In Search of Mary Shelley 'What a stirring and unexpected story Eleanor Fitzsimons tells and what a subject she has found. I can't think of a single writer who doesn't owe something to Edith Nesbit's glorious books for children. The extraordinary woman who wrote them proves to be every bit as brave, funny and imaginative as her own intrepid characters.' Miranda Seymour, author of In Byron's Wake 'One of the greatest children's writers, and an acknowledged much loved influence on Joan Aiken E. Nesbit is celebrated in this wonderful new biography by Eleanor Fitzsimons.' Lizza Aiken, daughter of Joan Aiken 'An exceptional biography about an absolutely fascinating individual.' Adam Roberts, Vice-President of the H.G. Wells Society 'A fascinating, thoughtfully organized, thoroughly researched, often surprising biography.' Kirkus Review 'Fitzsimons delivers a sprightly and highly readable life of a writer who deserves even wider recognition.' Publishers Weekly