Women’s Writing in the British Isles from the Beginnings to the Present
Standard Name: Bird, Isabella
Birth Name: Isabella Lucy Bird
Pseudonym: I. L. B.
Married Name: Isabella Lucy Bishop
Married Name: Isabella Lucy Bishop-Bird
Used Form: Isabella Bird Bishop
Used Form: Isabella Bishop-Bird
Used Form: Isabella L. Bird
Used Form: Mrs Bishop
Used Form: Mrs J. F. Bishop
Used Form: The Author of The Englishwoman in America
, well-known Victorian lady traveller, is remembered primarily for her adventures in Canada, America, the Near East, and Asia. During her many travels she kept diaries and wrote letters to her sister Henrietta, and these formed the basis for her highly popular travel books.
Brothers, Barbara, and Julia Gergits, editors. Dictionary of Literary Biography 166. Gale Research, 1996.
She also wrote for periodicals on a wide range of matters: on religious issues, on social topics and contemporary politics, such as the land troubles in Ireland and Scotland.
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The first act makes brilliant use of historical anachronism, bringing together six women—some fictional, some actual—from different historical periods: nineteenth-century Scottish traveller Isabella Bird
; Lady Nijo
, a thirteenth-century Japanese courtesan turned nun; the...
Intertextuality and Influence
E. M. Hull
She purportedly used the pseudonym E. M. Hullfor fear of disgracing her family.
Melman, Billie. Women and the Popular Imagination in the Twenties. Macmillan, 1988.
She wrote her first novel for personal distraction
Beauman, Nicola. A Very Great Profession: The Woman’s Novel 1914-39. Virago, 1983.
while her husband
was away during the First World War; she...
Intertextuality and Influence
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“May Crommelin (Maria Henriette de la Cherois-Crommelin) (1849 - 1930)”. Crommelin Family, The Netherlands.
but it was in fact highly controversial. The Society had included a handful of female Fellows since 1884, but purely...
Thinking of her father's years of hoping and struggling to publish his novels, DM
said she felt her life had been chosen as the medium through which all the strivings of generations of scribbling Murphys...
Though she prefers the space available in writing a book, DM
has contributed to periodicals throughout her career. While her daughter was young, she wrote a regular column for the Irish Times. She continues...
Harriet Beecher Stowe
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, this was fabricated of fictionalized domestic letters, many addressed to an Aunt E. Using the voice and authority of...
Like its predecessor, this was published in the USA but not in England. CS
dated her foreword 20 July 1923 from Ringwood in Hampshire (presumably meaning Mockbeggar, just a couple of miles away from...