Emma Marshall

Standard Name: Marshall, Emma
Birth Name: Emma Martin
Married Name: Emma Marshall
EM 's output as a writer during the latter part of the nineteenth century amounted to almost two hundred volumes: a rate of production necessitated by the bank crash which lost her husband his job.
Marshall, Beatrice. Emma Marshall. Seeley, 1900.
She began with fiction for children, but branched out into historical romances and cheaply produced penny novels. All her fiction has a strongly religious or didactic tone. Much of it is local: the occasion for her writing, particularly of historical novels, was often a place she knew well or had visited, and its connections with figures known to history. She also wrote for periodicals, and produced private occasional poetry, letters, and journals.


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Family and Intimate relationships Christopher St John
Her mother was didactic and historical novelist Emma Marshall , whose literary income supported her family after her husband's bank failed. Emma was also a charitable prison visitor and a supporter of women's higher education....
Fictionalization Mary Penington
Novelist Emma Marshall made MP a character in the first of her historical romances, published in 1880, two years after a financial crash added a profit motive to her hitherto purely moral and didactic writing...
Fictionalization Lady Rachel Russell
LRR seems to have set a low value on her personal, religious writings. To a relation who apparently hoped to read them, she wrote, Pray, my Lord, be not in care about my writings. Indeed...
Fictionalization Mary Ferrar
The hold exerted on T. S. Eliot 's imagination by Little Gidding seems to have been produced by the idea of the community, not by their texts. His poem Little Gidding gives little hint that...
Fictionalization Margaret Hoby
Historical novelist Emma Marshall depicted MH and her three marriages in Eventide Light; or, passages in the life of Dame Margaret Hoby, only child and sole heiress of Sir Arthur Dakyns, 1890.
Fictionalization Hannah More
The death of such a revered character produced an instant backlash. Thomas de Quincey (who had visited HM unwillingly as a young man) attacked both her literary works and her character in Tait's Edinburgh Magazine...
Friends, Associates Lucas Malet
LM was a friend for much of her life of the novelist Emma Marshall , who was also a friend of her mother. On Marshall's death in 1899 she wrote: The thought of her has...
Literary responses Lucas Malet
Emma Marshall was a little disappointed with this after Mrs. Lorimer, but acknowledged that the closing scene was great and wonderfully done, and that few literary scenes could challenge it in power.
Marshall, Beatrice. Emma Marshall. Seeley, 1900.
Literary responses Margaret Oliphant
Emma Marshall , another contributor, thought MO 's piece admirable,
Marshall, Beatrice. Emma Marshall. Seeley, 1900.
but hated Eliza Lynn Linton 's contribution on George Eliot , and feared that her own, on Juliana Horatia Ewing , was being...
Reception Charlotte Maria Tucker
CMT , whose works sold very well, was regarded as a major female author during the mid-Victorian period. She was incensed when in 1882 some one wrote a sketch of her life, and requested her...
Textual Production Eliza Lynn Linton
In 1897 ELL contributed a section on George Eliot to the collaborative Women Novelists of Queen Victoria 's Reign—which a fellow-contributor, Emma Marshall , thought detestable.
Marshall, Beatrice. Emma Marshall. Seeley, 1900.
British Library Catalogue.
Textual Production Lucas Malet
LM published her first novel, Mrs. Lorimer, a Sketch in Black and White, under a pseudonym to keep her work separate from that of her father or uncle. Her friend and fellow-novelist Emma Marshall


Sir Thomas Browne 's Religio Medici (A Physician's Faith) was most imperfectly and surreptitiously printed (in the words of the title-page of next year's authorised edition).
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.