Anna Maria Hall

Standard Name: Hall, Anna Maria
Birth Name: Anna Maria Fielding
Married Name: Anna Maria Hall
Used Form: Mrs Samuel Carter Hall
Used Form: Mrs S. C. Hall
AMH was an extremely prolific writer whose literary career spanned the pre- and later Victorian periods. She wrote many stories, nine novels, some children's literature, three plays, a pamphlet, and a travel book. She also worked as an editor and wrote several pieces in support of the temperance movement. Her fiction participated in mid-century debates over the plight of governesses and the position of women generally. Much of her work served to sustain stereotypes of Irish national character.
Black and white print of a portrait of Anna Maria Hall painted by Henry Thomas Ryall in the 1830s. She sits in a chair looking down and to the left, wearing a dark dress with a V neck, with flowers at her bosom and a crucifix hanging below. Her dark hair, parted in the middle, falls in short ringlets adorned with a large rose. She has a watch on her right wrist and holds a book in both hands. National Gallery of Wales.
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Anthologization Mary Cowden Clarke
In 1848 MCC may have contributed two pieces to A Book of Stories for Young People, along with Mary Howitt and Anna Maria Hall . But Richard D. Altick believes the stories The Princess...
Anthologization Barbara Hofland
BH seems to have remained saleable for a long time, since The Gift of Friendship . . . with contributions by . . . Mrs. Hofland appeared as late as 1877. Others included were Mary Howitt
Cultural formation Rosina Bulwer Lytton, Baroness Lytton
Despite her Irish birth, she disliked and distanced herself from the Irish: Anna Maria Hall 's husband, Samuel Carter Hall , reported her saying that she needed to fumigate her dining-room after entertaining Daniel O'Connell
Cultural formation Grace Aguilar
GA 's writings treat in detail the Jewish faith to which she strongly adhered, and she often focuses on the persecution and prejudice which Jews suffered throughout the nineteenth century, as well as historically. As...
Education Grace Aguilar
GA , a voracious
Abrahams, Beth-Zion. “Grace Aguilar: A Centenary Tribute”. Transactions of the Jewish Historical Society of England, pp. 137 - 48.
reader, was educated chiefly by her mother and directed in her studies by both parents. Anna Maria Hall reported that GA had learned to read almost by intuition
Hall, Anna Maria, and Frederick William Fairholt. Pilgrimages to English Shrines. Arthur Hall, Virtue, 1853.
Education Mary Elizabeth Braddon
Mary Elizabeth read early and voraciously, polishing off Anna Maria Hall 's three-volume Marian when she was only seven. By nine she was reading Scott and Dickens . One of the family servants introduced her...
Family and Intimate relationships Mary Elizabeth Braddon
The public was scandalized by their adulterous relationship. When the editor of his St. James's Magazine, Anna Maria Hall , inquired after the health of his wife, Maxwell replied that she was defunct but...
Family and Intimate relationships Maria Jane Jewsbury
Early in 1831 she had refused Fletcher 's first proposal. Despite her father 's strong opposition,
Fryckstedt, Monica Correa. “The Hidden Rill: The Life and Career of Maria Jane Jewsbury, II”. Bulletin of the John Rylands University Library of Manchester, No. 1, The Library, pp. 450 - 73.
she finally consented when Fletcher proposed again in March.
Clarke, Norma. Ambitious Heights. Routledge, 1990.
Espinasse, Francis, and Francis Espinasse. “Maria Jane Jewsbury”. Lancashire Worthies: Second Series, Simpkin, Marshall; John Heywood, 1877, pp. 323 - 39.
Anna Maria Hall tried her best to...
Friends, Associates Anna Eliza Bray
Owing to her nervousness and delicate health AEB did not socialize much; her literary friends were few though deeply valued, including L. E. L. , John Murray , Owen Rees , and Anna Maria Hall
Friends, Associates L. E. L.
LEL 's friends Anna Maria Hall , Katherine Thomson , and Rosina Bulwer Lytton defended her reputation against scandal. However, around the time of this broken engagement, Lytton began to credit her husband's account of...
Friends, Associates Mary Cowden Clarke
In addition to meeting Dickens as a result of her theatrical activities, MCC and her husband met William Hazlitt through a shared duty of theatre reviewing, and she became friends with Mary Howitt , and...
Friends, Associates Mary Russell Mitford
She knew most of the literary women of her day, including Felicia Hemans (who wrote to ask her for an autograph),
L’Estrange, Alfred Guy Kingham, editor. The Friendships of Mary Russell Mitford as Recorded in Letters from Her Literary Correspondents. Hurst and Blackett, 1882.
1: 173-4
Jane Porter , Amelia Opie (that warm-hearted person),
Mitford, Mary Russell. The Life of Mary Russell Mitford: Told by Herself in Letters To Her Friends. L’Estrange, Alfred Guy KinghamEditor , Harper and Brothers, 1870.
2: 213
Friends, Associates Grace Aguilar
Around this time her acquaintance deepened with Camilla Crosland .
Crosland, Camilla. Landmarks of a Literary Life, 1820-1892. Charles Scribner’s Sons, 1893.
Other Christian literary friends included Felicia Hemans , Mary Howitt , and Anna Maria Hall .
Galchinsky, Michael. The Origin of the Modern Jewish Woman Writer. Wayne State University Press, 1996.
Friends, Associates Dinah Mulock Craik
Dinah Mulock met several notable literary figures, such as the dramatists George and Maria Lovell , poet Eliza Leslie , and Mr and Mrs Samuel Carter Hall . At parties given by Anna Maria Hall...
Friends, Associates Mary Anne Duffus Hardy
MADH moved in London society all her life and had many literary friends and acquaintances. Helen Black mentions her shelves of autograph copies of her friends' books, particularly those by S. C. Hall and Anna Maria Hall


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