'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
) 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.