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Anna Brownell Jameson, a prolific and professional writer of non-fiction, is best remembered for her travel writing, her treatises on art, and her provocative studies of fictional and famous women. In England she is noted for her feminist criticism and biography, and for her support of the younger set of writers and activists who founded the English Woman's Journal. In Canadian literary history she is remembered primarily for her forward-looking, feminist travel narrative Winter Studies and Summer Rambles in Canada. Critics are just beginning to take stock of the achievements and influence of "one of the foremost women of letters in early Victorian England." Bibliographic Citation link.
19 May 1794 Anna Brownell Murphy (later ABJ) was born in Dublin; she was the eldest of five daughters. Bibliographic Citation link.
Perhaps 1815 'Anna Brownwell Murphy' (later ABJ) published A First or Mother's Dictionary for Children. If this date is correct, her first job as a governess had just ended. Bibliographic Citation link.  scholarly note link.
1832 ABJ published in two volumes Characteristics of Women, Moral, Poetical and Historical, later renamed Shakespeare's Heroines; it was dedicated to Fanny Kemble. Bibliographic Citation link.
1838 ABJ published in three volumes her travel narrative Winter Studies and Summer Rambles in Canada. Bibliographic Citation link.
17 March 1860 ABJ died of pneumonia in London. Bibliographic Citation link.
By 14 May 1864 The History of Our Lord as Exemplified in Works of Art, written by ABJ as the fourth volume of her series Sacred and Legendary Art and completed by Elizabeth Rigby, Lady Eastlake, was published posthumously. Bibliographic Citation link.
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