Women’s Writing in the British Isles from the Beginnings to the Present
Standard Name: Bowles, Caroline
Birth Name: Caroline Bowles
Pseudonym: The Author of Ellen Fitzarthur
Pseudonym: The Authoress of Ellen Fitzarthur
Pseudonym: Baroness de Katzleben
Married Name: Caroline Southey
Used Form: Mrs Caroline Southey
Used Form: Mrs Southey
Used Form: Caroline Bowles Southey
Used Form: Caroline Southey
Used Form: the author of Solitary Hours
was a nineteenth-century poet, essayist, and writer of prose fiction. She published extensively in periodicals, particularly Blackwood's Edinburgh Magazine, and her works were often collected in volume form. Her verse is sometimes sentimental but can also be humorous and satirical. Her oeuvre includes children's literature, reviews, and verse autobiography. She was popular during her day but has since received little attention, except in her capacity as second wife of Poet Laureate Robert Southey
Four years later, when Southey
's health was in decline, his recently-married second wife, the poet Caroline Bowles
, struck up a correspondence with AEB
. This relationship by letter lasted for fourteen years, although...
Mary Maria Colling
It was, said Bray, four or five years after their first meeting before Colling took the decisive action of revealing some of her poems. Bray made contact for her with Caroline Bowles
as well as...
enjoyed moderate success during her life. Her writings earned her a modest income (in the 1840s it was about fifty pounds a year) and the critics were generally complimentary.
Matthew, Henry Colin Gray, Brian Harrison, and Lawrence Goldman, editors. Oxford Dictionary of National Biography.
A review in the Morning...
Among much critical condemnation of The Seven Temptations (and particular harshness from William Jerdan
Woodring, Carl Ray. Victorian Samplers: William and Mary Howitt. University of Kansas Press, 1952.
the Athenæum acknowledged that we have gone through the whole volume with sincere pleasure, and judged that MH
's poems regularly appeared in periodicals, including The New Monthly Magazine from 1823. Publishing with Blackwood's Edinburgh Magazine from 1827, she asked William Blackwood
to match her rate of more than a pound per...
Lydia Howard Sigourney
She was deservedly criticised for printing in this book the text of a private letter from Caroline Bowles
which revealed how much mental confusion Bowles's husband, Robert Southey
, suffered in his last years.
“Dictionary of Literary Biography online”. Gale Databases: Literature Resource Center-LRC.
Fallen women were by then a cultural obsession. Caroline Bowles
had treated the subject in Ellen Fitzarthur (1820). Thomas Hood
had depicted both the exploitation of seamstresses in The Song of the Shirt (1843) and...