A. Mary F. Robinson

Standard Name: Robinson, A. Mary F.
Birth Name: Agnes Mary Frances Robinson
Married Name: Agnes Mary Frances Darmesteter
Indexed Name: Madame James Darmesteter
Indexed Name: Mary James Darmesteter
Married Name: Agnes Mary Frances Duclaux
Indexed Name: Madame Duclaux
Indexed Name: Madame Mary Duclaux
Used Form: Mary Robinson
Used Form: Agnes Mary Frances Robinson
AMFR 's long career occupied the late decades of nineteenth century and the early decades of the twentieth century. It spanned two countries, England and France, and two languages, English and French. Robinson was generally known as a poet, but published successfully in several genres. Eight poetry collections and one novel bear her name. She also published several biographies (including one of Emily Brontë ) and historical essays. A literary critic and translator, she was a useful cultural guide to French readers of English literature—where she gave women writers a prominent place in the literary ranks—and for English readers to the literature of France.


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Cultural formation Vernon Lee
In her biography of Lee, Vineta Colby repeats longstanding judgments about the author's sexuality by emphasizing that she made no effort to conceal her attachments to women,
Colby, Vineta. Vernon Lee: A Literary Biography. University of Virginia Press, 2003.
but was hesitant about—even repelled by—sexual intimacy...
death F. Mabel Robinson
FMR died in Paris only a couple of years short of her one hundredth birthday, having outlived her sister by twelve years.
Matthew, Henry Colin Gray, Brian Harrison, and Lawrence Goldman, editors. Oxford Dictionary of National Biography.
Dedications Vernon Lee
Dedicated to the author's companion and fellow writer Mary Robinson , this volume is another collection of essays, some previously published. Here Lee begins to dismiss the moral implications and social conditions within and around...
Dedications F. Mabel Robinson
FMR dedicated her second novel, Disenchantment, An Every-day Story, to her sister, Mary Robinson .
Blain, Virginia, Patricia Clements, and Isobel Grundy, editors. The Feminist Companion to Literature in English: Women Writers from the Middle Ages to the Present. Yale University Press; Batsford, 1990.
Dedications Hannah Lynch
HL 's second book this year was a novel entitled Denys D'Auvrillac, A Story of French Life, which she dedicated to her friend the expatriate English writer Mary Robinson under her married name.
“The Times Digital Archive 1785-2007”. Thompson Gale: The Times Digital Archive.
35027 (21 October 1896): 6
Education F. Mabel Robinson
Between these years FMR , again in company with her sister , was one of the earliest women students at University College , London.
Matthew, Henry Colin Gray, Brian Harrison, and Lawrence Goldman, editors. Oxford Dictionary of National Biography.
Family and Intimate relationships Vernon Lee
VL met poet, biographer, and critic Mary Robinson (later Darmesteter, then Duclaux), and the two became close companions.
“Dictionary of Literary Biography online”. Gale Databases: Literature Resource Center-LRC.
Family and Intimate relationships Marion Moss
Of her daughters, Hélèna Darmesteter , became a portrait painter. Her article Death of Marion Hartog appeared in the Jewish Chronicle on 1 November 1907. Hélèna married the French philologist Arsène Darmesteter (whose brother James
Family and Intimate relationships Vernon Lee
Following the departure of her companion Mary Robinson , VL began a new relationship with Clementina (Kit) Anstruther-Thomson .
Colby, Vineta. Vernon Lee: A Literary Biography. University of Virginia Press, 2003.
Family and Intimate relationships F. Mabel Robinson
Mabel's sister, her elder by only a year, Agnes Mary Frances , became (first as Robinson, then as Darmesteter, then as Duclaux), a considerably better-known writer than Mabel, who often seems almost invisible compared with...
Friends, Associates Walter Pater
From his time at BrasenoseWP knew Oscar Browning . In Oxford and London he socialized with Edmund Gosse , Algernon Charles Swinburne , Simeon Solomon , Oscar Wilde , Vernon Lee , A. Mary F. Robinson
Friends, Associates Amy Levy
They included Olive Schreiner , the future Beatrice Webb , Dollie Maitland Radford , Margaret Harkness , Clementina Black (whose sister Constance had been a school friend of AL ), and Eleanor Marx . Through...
Friends, Associates Mathilde Blind
One of her travelling companions (and a close friend) was the New Woman novelist Mona Caird (famous for her declaration calling the institution of marriage a vexatious failure in the Westminster Review in 1888).
Thesing, William B., editor. Dictionary of Literary Biography 199. Gale Research, 1999.
Friends, Associates Augusta Webster
She also knew Frances Power Cobbe , Vernon Lee , Florence Fenwick Miller , and Mabel Robinson (likely, too, her sister A. Mary F. Robinson , who also wrote for the Athenæum at the same...
Friends, Associates Hannah Lynch
Through her involvement with the Ladies' Land League , HL became acquainted with the League's leading force: Irish nationalist and artist Anna Parnell , to whom she dedicated her novel The Prince of the Glades...


Ernest Renan published La Vie de Jésus, an influential Life of Jesus written from a demythologizing, historical perspective.
Thomas Bird Mosher of Portland, Maine, began publishing The Bibelot. A Reprint of Poetry & Prose for Book Lovers, a monthly series later collected as an annual volume, of exquisitely produced editions in tiny press-runs.
Madame C. de Broutelles founded the Prix Femina Vie Heureuse, a prestigious French literary prize awarded by a jury of twelve women. A. Mary F. Robinson (an English writer living in France) was a co-founder.