new woman. Her novels employ sarcasm and irony to examine British society, particularly the fruitlessness of philanthropy. Early in the twentieth century she collaborated with
on a social reform novel and fairy tale, and with
on treatises on working-class poverty that urged legal reform and a minimum wage.
's brilliant work in this genre is often overshadowed by the fame of her male collaborators.
is most notable for late-nineteenth-century poems characterized by sharp humour and sarcastic wit on topics related to evolutionary science and the