10 November 1861
AL was born in the London district which was then known as South Lambeth
(now classified as Peckham
), the second of seven children.
At thirteen AL published "The Ballad of Ida Grey" in the feminist journal The Pelican
; an essay by her on Elizabeth Barrett
's Aurora Leigh
had already appeared in the children's magazine Kind Words
AL's second and best-known novel, Reuben Sachs
, appeared, bearing the date 1888.
10 September 1889
AL committed suicide at her parents' home at 7 Endsleigh Gardens
, by burning charcoal in a small enclosed room, till she was asphyxiated by carbon monoxide.
By 14 December 1889
AL's previously serialised Miss Meredith
(a novel centred on a woman who travels to Italy
as a governess) was posthumously published in volume form.