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Emma Caroline Wood did not begin her publishing career until past the age of sixty. Then, following her husband's death, she produced an average of a book a year, to almost exclusively negative reviews. The publications included fourteen novels, many with romantic plots, a book of poetry co-authored with her daughter, and two poetry collections which she selected, arranged and prefaced. A compilation of her correspondence appeared posthumously. Though well published and in public demand during her life time, she has received very little recent critical attention.
1802 Emma Caroline Michell (later ECW) was born in Lisbon, Portugal, the youngest of two sons and three daughters in her family. Bibliographic Citation link.
By 29 July 1865 ECW and her daughter Anna Steele published a book which was Emma's first (but Anna's second): Ephemera, a co-authored collection of poetry under the pseudonyms 'Helen and Gabrielle Carr'. Bibliographic Citation link.
By 22 March 1879 Under her own name ECW published her final novel, Youth on the Prow (whose title is quoted from Thomas Gray), again in three volumes. Bibliographic Citation link.
December 1879 ECW died at Belhus Park, South Ockendon, Essex, the house of her son-in-law Sir Thomas Barrett Lennard. Bibliographic Citation link.
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