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Anne Thackeray Ritchie produced, mostly during the later nineteenth century, twenty-one books of fiction, essays, and literary memoirs. Bibliographic Citation link. Her biographical prefaces to her famous father's novels are best known, but she was also a major biographer and critic of others, particularly women. Her fiction, which regularly treats gender inequality and limited female options, has not been given its due.
9 June 1837 Anne Isabella Thackeray, later ATR, was born at 18 Albion St, Hyde Park, London. Bibliographic Citation link.
1852 Thackeray forbade his teenaged daughter Anne to "waste [her] time [on] any more scribbling" and instructed her to read others' writing instead. Bibliographic Citation link.
26 February 1919 After a gradual decline ATR died at her home in Freshwater on the Isle of Wight. Bibliographic Citation link.
After February 1919 ATR's From Friend to Friend, edited and published posthumously by her sister-in-law Emily Ritchie, collected previously printed essays, including a short story and her final work, "In a French Village". Bibliographic Citation link.
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