Charlotte Maria Tucker

Standard Name: Tucker, Charlotte Maria
Birth Name: Charlotte Maria Tucker
Pseudonym: A. L. O. E. (A Lady of England)
Nickname: Fairy Frisket
Used Form: A. L. O. E.
Charlotte Maria Tucker was a phenomenally prolific and popular novelist, writer of tracts and short stories, and poet for children and adults. Most of her works have a religious and didactic intent. She is reported to have published over 150 books during the latter half of the nineteenth century, although the exact number is difficult to verify. They sold extremely well. She donated most of the profits to charities, especially missionary societies in India. She is credited with introducing a degree of realism and naturalism into children's literature, along with the spiritual and educational elements that she judged important.
Black and white photograph of Charlotte Maria Tucker by William Notman, Toronto, 1875. She sits in an upholstered chair beside a small table draped with a tablecloth and bearing a book and an ornate Greek-motif jar (probably photographer's props). She wears a long, dark, broad-skirted dress and a simple dark buttoned jacket with white lace collar apparently joined to white lace around a dark cap. Her hair is arranged to shoulder length.
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Education Catherine Carswell
After her discovery of literature, CC 's early reading included many pious books: Bunyan 's Pilgrim's Progress, Foxe 's Book of Martyrs, and Lives of the Saints. She also read widely in...
Education Carola Oman
The children's great delight was their mother reading aloud: theLamb s' Tales from Shakespeare, Sir Walter Scott 's poems, William Edmonstoune Aytoun 's Lays of the Scottish Cavaliers, 1865, Mary Martha Sherwood
Education Winifred Peck
It was probably Mary A. Marzials ' anthology Gems of English Poetry which made poetry the only lesson the Knoxes disliked. Winifred felt that Hemans 's boy on the burning deck cut a poor figure...
Textual Features Edna Lyall
Using the standard first-person plural EL admits that in general missionary literature has no attractions for us, but is on the contrary a severe trial.
It would be interesting to know what response she received...
Textual Production Frances Hodgson Burnett
FHB wrote The Two Little Pilgrims' Progress (whose title invokes Bunyan and perhaps adapters of Bunyan like Mary Martha Sherwood , Barbara Hofland , and Charlotte Maria Tucker ), about the visit of orphan twins...
Textual Production Agnes Giberne
AG published A Lady of England. The Life and Letters of Charlotte Maria Tucker; the main title is the pseudonym under which Tucker published, in the form A. L. O. E.
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