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Fanny Aikin Kortright, writing through the later half of the nineteenth century, was primarily known as a sensation novelist. Her books were regularly noticed, though not flatteringly, in the Athenæum. Her first publication was a volume of poetry, and she also edited a journal (to which she contributed) and published anti-feminist polemic. She issued several titles privately, and the last of them, a privately-printed autobiography, is extremely rare.
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28 January 1821 Frances Aikin Kortright was born in a modest house in Harper Street, Kent Road, South London, the seventeenth and youngest child in her family. Bibliographic Citation link.
1848 FAK published her first book under her own name (as 'Fanny Kortright'): Dreams of My Youth, Poems. Bibliographic Citation link.
By July 1857 FAK published the governess novel Anne Sherwood: or, The Social Institutions of England. She signed her dedication to Harriet Beecher Stowe with the pseudonym 'Berkeley-Aikin'. Bibliographic Citation link.
After November 1896 FAK, by this time living in an almshouse, printed "for private circulation" Bibliographic Citation link. through the London printers Farmer and Sons, The Recollections of My Long Life. Bibliographic Citation link.
31 October 1900 FAK died at nearly eighty. Bibliographic Citation link.
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