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During her life, Geraldine Jewsbury wrote six novels and two books for children. Widely published in Victorian periodicals, she was a respected reviewer, editor, and translator. Her periodical publications ranged from theatre reviews, short fiction, and children's literature to articles on social issues and religion. Geraldine Jewsbury greatly influenced the Victorian publishing industry and public taste through her position as reviewer for the Athenæum and her role as reader for publishers Richard Bentley and Son and Hurst and Blackett.
22 August 1812 GJ was born at Measham in Derbyshire. Bibliographic Citation link.
By 1 February 1845 GJ published her first novel, Zoe. The History of Two Lives, in three volumes. It is a historical work, set in the eighteenth century. Bibliographic Citation link.
1858-autumn 1880 GJ was a publisher's reader for the leading firm of Richard Bentley and Son, a position she held until she died. Bibliographic Citation link.
By 22 January 1859 GJ published her last novel, Right or Wrong, in two volumes. Bibliographic Citation link.
23 September 1880 GJ died of cancer at a "nursing home for invalid ladies," at Burwood Place in London. Bibliographic Citation link.
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