Juliana Horatia Ewing
Standard Name: Ewing, Juliana Horatia
Birth Name: Juliana Horatia Gatty
Pseudonym: J. H. G.
Nickname: Aunt Judy
Married Name: Juliana Horatia Ewing
Indexed Name: Mrs Ewing
Pseudonym: J. H. E.
JHE , like her mother before her, was one of the best-loved children's writers of the nineteenth century. She published stories and novels for young people, ran (jointly with her sister Horatia Katherine Frances, later Eden ) Aunt Judy's Magazine (which her mother had founded) and wrote delightful letters, some of them describing her time in Canada.
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Her education began with her mother and a governess. At six she began attending a class run by the sister of another Rugby master. Later came visits to a piano teacher, and at home a...
|Family and Intimate relationships||Margaret Gatty||
Scholar Mary Lascelles calls Alfred Gatty a man by no means negligible, but overshadowed by his wife, whom she thinks redoubtable.
The pair had waited patiently for several years before Margaret's father would...
Lascelles, Mary Madge. Juliana Horatia Ewing, 1841-1885: An Appreciation. Privately printed, 1985.
|Family and Intimate relationships||Nina Bawden||
NB liked her grandmother's children's books (including Jackanapes, by Juliana Horatia Ewing ) better than the ones she found in the public library—these she found flimsy.
Bawden, Nina. In My Own Time: Almost An Autobiography. Virago, 1995.
|Literary responses||Margaret Gatty|
|Literary responses||Jean Ingelow||
The Athenæum declared in its review of Don John that JI was a capital story-teller, but she will never make a novelist.
Despite insisting that the novel's plot was naught, the...
Athenæum. J. Lection.
2818 (1881): 559
|Literary responses||E. Nesbit|
|Publishing||Mary Louisa Molesworth||
The Contemporary Review carried an essay by MLM entitled Juliana Horatia Ewing: one leading writer for children giving her opinion on another.
Thesing, William B., editor. Dictionary of Literary Biography 135. Gale Research, 1994.
Juliana Ewing singled out for particular praise the introduction and the Rules for Preserving and Laying out Sea-weeds, in which the work aligns itself with a tradition of women writing about female handicrafts.
Ewing, Juliana Horatia. “Margaret Gatty, 1885”. A Celebration of Women Writers, edited by Mary Mark Ockerbloom.
|Reception||Mary Anne Barker||
The Times, reviewing Sybil's Book in late 1873, found it both delightful and thoroughly original.
Betty Gilderdale endorses this, calling it the first book to be published in England for teenage girls...
Gilderdale, Betty. The Seven Lives of Lady Barker. Canterbury University Press, 2009.
EN 's books for children brought her extensive fan-mail from readers. She was conscientious about answering them, often in long letters discussing some moral problem such as the attempt to control one's temper. Some of...
|Textual Features||Margaret Gatty||
Juliana Ewing pointed out that some of the stories (The Smut, The Crick, and The Brothers, all in a section called The Black Bag) were not her mother's contributions. They...
|Textual Production||Charlotte Riddell|