Matilda Hays entry: Overview screen.
8 September 1820
MH was born in London
By the age of eighteen, MH was contributing to periodicals, frequently on women's issues.
MH's first novel, the proto-feminist kunstlerroman Helen Stanley
By 22 May 1847
A multi-volume series titled The Works of George Sand
appeared, edited by MH and translated by both her and Eliza Ashurst
; this first series of English translations of Sand
's novels ended in December this year after publishing only six volumes.
3 July 1897
MH died in Liverpool
, after a final three decades of which very little is known.