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Jean Ingelow's writings spanned the second half of the nineteenth century and led to an immense popularity during her lifetime. She published five volumes of poetry, eighteen works for children, five novels, and a verse drama, and received both fame and fortune for her works while she lived. Despite the continued appearance of new editions and anthologies, her death marked the almost immediate end of her reputation. Once considered a candidate for the poet laureateship and second only to Elizabeth Barrett Browning among women poets, she is now hardly remembered. In the early twenty-first century, however, some of her works were coming back into print. Bibliographic Citation link.
17 March 1820 JI was born at Boston in Lincolnshire, the eldest of ten children. Bibliographic Citation link.
June 1863 JI's immensely popular first volume of verse appeared, entitled Poems. Bibliographic Citation link.
By 5 June 1869 JI's famous children's story, Mopsa the Fairy, appeared in print. Bibliographic Citation link.
20 July 1897 JI died at the age of seventy-seven at her home, 6 Holland Villas Road, in Kensington. Bibliographic Citation link.
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