Charlotte O'Conor Eccles

Standard Name: O'Conor Eccles, Charlotte
Self-constructed Name: C. O'Conor-Eccles
Pseudonym: A Modern Maid
Pseudonym: Hal Godfrey
Pseudonym: The Author of the Rejuvenation of Miss Semaphore
COCE succeeded in earning a living as a journalist in Dublin (in the 1880s) and London (1890s and early twentieth century). She published books on social and political matters, household management, and male conduct, as well as two novels, a translated novel, and a volume of stories. She died young. She is best remembered for her vivid account of her struggles to break into the male stronghold of Fleet Street.


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December 1888
Journalist Charlotte O'Conor Eccles contributed a historicalessayIrish Housekeeping and Irish Customs in the Last Century to Blackwood's Edinburgh Magazine, concealing her gender with the signature C. O'Conor-Eccles.
June 1893
The Experience of a Woman Journalist by Charlotte O'Conor Eccles , an article relating her struggles as a woman working in journalism, appeared anonymously in Blackwood's Edinburgh Magazine.
Irish writer Charlotte O'Conor Eccles , as Hal Godfrey, published The Rejuvenation of Miss Semaphore: a farcicalnovel.
Charlotte O'Conor Eccles published a translation from Polish of a Henryk Sienkiewicz work entitled Peasants in Exile (For Daily Bread) through a publisher in Notre Dame, USA.
October 1899
As C. O'Conor-Eccles, Charlotte O'Conor Eccles contributed the essayThe Hospital Where the Plague Broke Out to Nineteenth Century.
Aliens of the West, by Charlotte O'Conor Eccles writing as The Author of The Rejuvenation of Miss Semaphore, was published by Cassell .
Charlotte O'Conor Eccles published her last novel, The Matrimonial Lottery.


O’Conor Eccles, Charlotte. “A Royal Elopement”. The Dublin Review, Vol.
, pp. 303-18.
O’Conor Eccles, Charlotte. Aliens of the West. Cassell, 1904.
O’Conor Eccles, Charlotte. “Charlotte O’ Eccles, Louise Abbéma, an Interview for <span data-tei-ns-tag="tei_title" data-tei-title-lvl=‘m’>The Sketch</span&gt”;. Corpus Littéraire Étampois.
O’Conor Eccles, Charlotte. Domestic Economy Reader for Irish Schools: how Mary Fitzgerald learned Housekeeping. Fallon, 1903.
O’Conor Eccles, Charlotte. “Irish Housekeeping and Irish Customs in the Last Century”. Blackwood’s Edinburgh Magazine, Vol.
, pp. 804-16.
O’Conor Eccles, Charlotte. Modern Men. Leadenhall Press, 1887.
Sienkiewicz, Henryk. Peasants in Exile. Translator O’Conor Eccles, Charlotte, Ave Maria, 1898.
O’Conor Eccles, Charlotte. “The Experience of a Woman Journalist”. Blackwood’s Edinburgh Magazine, Vol.
, pp. 830-8.
O’Conor Eccles, Charlotte. “The Hospital Where the Plague Broke Out”. Nineteenth Century, pp. 591-02.
O’Conor Eccles, Charlotte. The Matrimonial Lottery. Eveleigh Nash, 1906.
O’Conor Eccles, Charlotte. The Rejuvenation of Miss Semaphore. Jarrold and Sons, 1897.