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Charlotte Montefiore published her works during the 1840s and 1850s, largely in anonymity. Though she began her literary career by editing, funding, and contributing to a series of short stories, her belief that literature should be both useful and productive led her to abandon more creative genres in favour of essays and religious tracts. Charlotte Montefiore died young and left only a small oeuvre which includes the series of short stories, a satirical novel, and a collection of essays. All her writings addressed issues concerning Judaism, and in various ways sought to support and benefit members of her faith.
1818 CM was born in London, the third of four children. Bibliographic Citation link.
1853 CM anonymously published her collection of essays, A Few Words to the Jews. By one of themselves. Bibliographic Citation link.  scholarly note link.
2 July 1854 CM died after giving birth at her home in Westbourne Terrace in Hyde Park, to a short-lived son. She was still in her mid thirties. Bibliographic Citation link.
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