Mary Cowden Clarke
Standard Name: Clarke, Mary Cowden
Birth Name: Mary Victoria Novello
Married Name: Mary Victoria Cowden Clarke
Indexed Name: Mary Cowden Clarke
Indexed Name: Mary Cowden-Clarke
Pseudonym: M. H.
Pseudonym: Harry Wandsworth Shortfellow
Nickname: Mrs Cowden
Used Form: Mrs Cowden Clarke
was a leading nineteenth-century Shakespearean scholar, who (in collaboration with her husband, ) annotated editions, compiled a concordance, and wrote a key or encyclopaedia, and on her own account produced an anthology, a book of tales, or what would now be called prequels, about the early lives of 's female characters, and an edition that preceded the better-known one produced by her husband. She was a self-defined professional writer who translated works of musicology, edited a magazine and published poetry, articles, stories, novels, biographies, and her own autobiography.