Standard Name: Harkness, Margaret
Birth Name: Margaret Elise Harkness
Indexed Name: Margaret Harkness
Pseudonym: John Law
East End slums of London, that express her political ideas. She was an ardent socialist in the 1880s and 1890s and was also a journalist. Moderately successful in her own lifetime (some historians claim she outsold ), she is now mostly remembered for the fact that commented on her first novel. Most of her work appeared under the masculine pseudonym John Law. Later in life, after becoming disillusioned with radical politics, she wrote travel books about India and Ceylon, as well as a novel set there.wrote late Victorian novels, mostly set in the
Harkness, Margaret. A City Girl. Vizetelly, 1887.
Harkness, Margaret. A Curate’s Promise. Hodder and Stoughton, 1921.
Harkness, Margaret. A Manchester Shirtmaker. Authors’ Co-operative Publishing Company, 1890.
Harkness, Margaret. “A Year of My Life”. New Review, Vol.
5, pp. 375-84.
Harkness, Margaret. Captain Lobe. Hodder and Stoughton, 1889.
Harkness, Margaret. George Eastmont, Wanderer. Burns and Oates, 1905.
Harkness, Margaret. Indian Snapshots. Thacker, Spink, 1912.
Harkness, Margaret. Out of Work. Sonnenschein and Company, 1888.
Harkness, Margaret. The Horoscope. Thacker, Spink; W. Thacker, 1914.