Standard Name: Sharp, Evelyn
Birth Name: Evelyn Jane Sharp
Married Name: Evelyn Jane Nevinson
ES , whose career occupied the end of the nineteenth century and the first several decades of the twentieth, wrote books for children, journalism, polemic (on behalf of suffragist, internationalist, pacifist, and other movements), novels, travel books, biography, and studies of education, poverty, and other social issues. Her output for children alone amounted to more than twenty books as well as stories counted in the hundreds. Important in this field, and as a suffragist activist and publicist, and with a high professional reputation as a journalist, she made less impression as a novelist (although her fiction is original and inventive). She was later forgotten more completely than almost any of her contemporaries of equal stature.
|Connections Sort descending||Author name||Excerpt|
|Family and Intimate relationships||Maude Royden|
|Friends, Associates||Charlotte Mew|
|Friends, Associates||Ella D'Arcy|
|Friends, Associates||Mary Agnes Hamilton||
MAH 's memoirs give detailed and affectionate pen-portraits of innumerable friends, made both at home and in many of the other countries she travelled or worked in. Many of her English friends are known names...
|Friends, Associates||Beatrice Harraden|
|Literary responses||Elizabeth Robins||
ER 's publisher, Hutchinson , blamed this book's poor sales (only 300 copies) on the author's insistence on maintaining her anonymity.
Reviewers, however, mostly revealed her identify, and those who quarrelled with this book...
John, Angela V. Elizabeth Robins: Staging a Life, 1862-1952. Routledge, 1995.
Prevented by her eyesight from pursuing a career in art, she turned to writing, setting out with stories for magazines. Her low output has been attributed to her being indolent or a procrastinator or both....
|Occupation||Gladys Henrietta Schütze|
Having become a householder (at 58 Cadogan Place in south-west London) for the first time the year before,
Müller refused to pay when she received her initial rates bill...
Pall Mall Gazette. J. K. Sharpe.
5932 (11 March 1884): 2
|politics||Mary Agnes Hamilton||
Its actual birthday coincided with the first Russian Revolution
. Among its founders was writer Evelyn Sharp .
Hamilton, Mary Agnes. Remembering My Good Friends. Jonathan Cape, 1944.
HM joined forces with Eliza Lynn Linton , Marie Leighton , Annie S. Swan , Evelyn Sharp , and Douglas B. Sladen to contribute to The Idler's Club an essay entitled Is Society a Pleasure or a Bore?
Mathers, Helen, Eliza Lynn Linton, Marie Leighton, Annie S. Swan, Evelyn Sharp, and Douglas B. Sladen. “Is Society a Pleasure or a Bore?”. The Idlers’ Club, No. 6, pp. 907 -14.
After February 1917
Supporters of the Russian Revolution including Evelyn Sharp founded the 1917 Club to provide a venue for freely discussing the revolution without fear of attracting attention under the Defence of the Realm Act or Dora.
25 February 1934
Hunger marchers from the north of England arrived in Hyde Park, all very quiet but determined, confounding police warnings of anticipated violence.