's forebear Hannah Mary Rathbone
published across a range of genres, mostly religious.
Family and Intimate relationships
's husband, described on her title-page as Robert Fage the younger, has been associated with the Sussex family of Fages. Scholar Betty Travitsky
, however, believes that he was probably a cousin, a Robert Fage
Intertextuality and Influence
There was a precedent for this kind of faux-historical document (which the Athenæum reviewer, Henry Fothergill Chorley
, at once picked up on): Hannah Mary Rathbone
's The Diary of Lady Willoughby, 1844.
Athenæum. J. Lection.
1215 (1851): 166
This book brought AM
great success, and she continued throughout her career to identify herself as its author. Henry Fothergill Chorley
, reviewing it for the Athenæum two years after publication, said mutedly that it...
The Times, reviewing GE
's journals on their first appearance, expressed excitement about so extraordinary a text and respect for its author's abilities, together with some scepticism about its genuineness. How, it asked, could...
In a more light-hearted producton, Confessions of a Decanter, published with illustrations but without a date in 1862,
Stuart Bennett Rare Books & Manuscripts: A Catalogue of Books By, For, and About Women of the British Isles, 1696-1892. Stuart Bennett Rare Books & Manuscripts.
the decanter follows in a tradition of stories told by inanimate objects (often coins). Hannah Mary Rathbone