Anna Steele

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Standard Name: Steele, Anna
Birth Name: Anna Caroline Wood
Married Name: Anna Caroline Steele
Pseudonym: C.
Pseudonym: Gabrielle Carr
Pseudonym: A. C. S.
Nickname: Nan
Used Form: Mrs A. C. Steele
Writing in the second half of the nineteenth century, Anna Steele worked in a variety of genres, including poetry, drama, the short story, translation, and musical composition. Her six novels straddle the modes of sensationalism and romance: their young heroines invariably find the path of love to be tumultuous.

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Family and Intimate relationships Emma Caroline Wood
ECW 's fourth daughter, later Anna Steele , became a successful writer and her mother's inseparable companion.
Bradhurst, Minna Evangeline. A Century of Letters. Printed for private circulation by R. E. Thomas and Newman, 1929.
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Arguably the most talented member of the family, she wrote poetry, novels, plays, and translation, and...
Family and Intimate relationships Emma Caroline Wood
Another daughter, Emma Barrett Lennard , inherited a great musical talent. She wrote hundreds of songs which were popular in her day, including Plymouth Hoe. She also took poems by her mother, her sister...
Family and Intimate relationships Annie Besant
His relatives included John Page Wood , husband of novelist Emma Caroline Wood . This pair were the parents of Anna Steele (another novelist), Katharine O'Shea (mistress and later the wife of Charles Stuart Parnell
Author summary Emma Caroline Wood
ECW did not begin her publishing career until past the age of sixty. Then, following her husband's death, she produced an average of a book a year, to almost exclusively negative reviews. The publications included...
Reception Emma Caroline Wood
After both recipients were dead, ECW 's grand-daughter Minna Evangeline Bradhurst compiled a collection entitled: A Century of Letters: Letters from Literary Friends to Lady Wood and Mrs. A. C. Steele , Victorian Authoresses.
“Melvyl Catalogue of the University of California Libraries”. California Digital Library (CDL).
Residence Emma Caroline Wood
For many years after her husband's death, ECW and her daughter Anna Steele lived together at Rivenhallin happy companionship, writing their novels together and delighting in their numerous pets.
Bradhurst, Minna Evangeline. A Century of Letters. Printed for private circulation by R. E. Thomas and Newman, 1929.
109
Textual Production Emma Caroline Wood
ECW and her daughter Anna Steele published a book which was Emma's first (but Anna's second): Ephemera, a co-authored collection of poetry under the pseudonyms Helen and Gabrielle Carr.
Marlow, Joyce. The Uncrowned Queen of Ireland: The Life of ’Kitty’ O’Shea. Saturday Review Press, 1975.
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