Anna Swanwick

Standard Name: Swanwick, Anna
Birth Name: Anna Swanwick
Pseudonym: A. S.
Publishing in the mid and later nineteenth century, AS won fame firstly as a scholar and translator from German and then from ancient Greek. Her work for social causes (especially for the cause of women) and her faith in human progress also led her to give public addresses and to publish pamphlets on social and political matters, as well as a book of literary history.
Photograph of Anna Swanwick's grave marker. The marker is a high light grey column, with lists of names carved into each of the sides and painted in black.
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death Emily Jane Pfeiffer
Her personal heirs were her niece, Emily Bertha Sophie Overweg (who may have inherited the Pfeiffers' collection of paintings), and her two sisters, but the residue of the estate went to a trust of close...
Friends, Associates Michael Field
They made a friend of George Meredith some time before 1890 and visited him often.
Field, Michael, and William Rothenstein. Works and Days. Editors Moore, Thomas Sturge and D. C. Sturge Moore, J. Murray, 1933.
(When he sent them a signed copy of Modern Love, they were inspired to dance a Dionysic dance...
Friends, Associates Michael Field
While in Paris, they lunched with Anna Swanwick , who introduced them to Holman Hunt and his wife . On the same trip they met William Michael Rossetti .
Field, Michael, and William Rothenstein. Works and Days. Editors Moore, Thomas Sturge and D. C. Sturge Moore, J. Murray, 1933.
114-15, 116
Theme or Topic Treated in Text Michael Field
Both Edith and Katharine contributed to this extraordinary journal, giving their impressions of travel, art, religion, death, and love. They also record encounters with their literary contemporaries, including Robert Browning , George Meredith , John Ruskin
Theme or Topic Treated in Text Augusta Webster
She omits reviews from this collection, but provides readers with an opportunity to consider literary topics. The Translation of Poetry argues that because [i]n poetry the form of the thought is part of the thought...


22 March 1832
Johann Wolfgang von Goethe died at Weimar in Germany in his early eighties.
Chisholm, Hugh, editor. Encyclopaedia Britannica. Cambridge University Press, 1911.
July 1889
Women's Suffrage: A Reply appeared in the Fortnightly Review to counter Mary Augusta Ward 's Appeal Against Female Suffrage in the previous month's Nineteenth Century.


Swanwick, Anna. An Utopian Dream. Kegan Paul, 1888.
Swanwick, Anna. Books, Our Best Friends or Our Deadliest Foes. Privately printed, 1886.
Goethe, Johann Wolfgang von. Dramatic Works of Goethe. Translators Swanwick, Anna and Sir Walter Scott, H. G. Bohn, 1851.
Swanwick, Anna. Evolution and the Religion of the Future. P. Green, 1894.
Goethe, Johann Wolfgang von. Faust. Translator Swanwick, Anna, George Bell, 1879.
Swanwick, Anna. Poets the Interpreters of their Age. George Bell, 1892.
Goethe, Johann Wolfgang von, and Johann Christoph Friedrich von Schiller. Selections from the dramas of Goethe and Schiller. Translator Swanwick, Anna, John Murray, 1843.
Æschylus,. The Agamemnon, Choephori, and Eumenides of Aeschylus. Translator Swanwick, Anna, Bell and Daldy, 1865.
Æschylus,. The Dramas of Æchylus. Translator Swanwick, Anna, Bell and Daldy, 1873.