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Anna Maria Hall was an extremely prolific writer whose literary career spanned the pre- and later Victorian periods. She wrote many stories, nine novels, some children's literature, three plays, a pamphlet, and a travel book. She also worked as an editor and wrote several pieces in support of the temperance movement. Her fiction participated in mid-century debates over the plight of governesses and the position of women generally. Much of her work served to sustain stereotypes of Irish national character.
6 January 1800 Anna Maria Fielding (later AMH) was born in Anne Street, Dublin. Bibliographic Citation link.
January 1829 AMH published an Irish sketch, "Master Ben", in The Spirit and Manners of the Age, a periodical edited by her husband Samuel Carter Hall. Bibliographic Citation link.
By 29 February 1840 AMH published a three-volume novel, Marian; or, A Young Maid's Fortunes. Bibliographic Citation link.
1875 One of AMH's final publications was an illustrated collection of temperance stories titled Boons and Blessings. Bibliographic Citation link.  scholarly note link.
30 January 1881 AMH died at her home, Devon Lodge in East Molesey, Surrey, aged eighty-one. Bibliographic Citation link.
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