Mrs Alexander

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Standard Name: Alexander, Mrs
Birth Name: Annie French
Married Name: Annie Hector
Indexed Name: Annie French Hector
Pseudonym: Mrs Alexander
Pseudonym: Agnes Waring
Used Form: the author of Kate Vernon
Annie (French) Hector initially wrote anonymously. Later, not long before her husband died, she adapted his given name, Alexander, and wrote as Mrs Alexander.
Sutherland, John. The Stanford Companion to Victorian Fiction. Stanford University Press, 1989.
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.
She published over forty-two novels over the second half of the nineteenth century and the early years of the twentieth. Her writing supported herself and her family.
Stephen, Sir Leslie, and Sidney Lee, editors. The Dictionary of National Biography. Smith, Elder, 1908.
Sutherland, John. The Stanford Companion to Victorian Fiction. Stanford University Press, 1989.
Her fiction typically centres on a young girl torn between money, family and love.
Sutherland, John. The Stanford Companion to Victorian Fiction. Stanford University Press, 1989.
She depicts a harsh world which offers no protection to defenceless females, but in which a woman of intelligence, courage, and energy can usually make her way. MA 's heroines emerge from isolation and loss of family to try to achieve love and marriage, which bring with them status and security through the dispensations of an eventually benevolent providence.
Sutherland, John. The Stanford Companion to Victorian Fiction. Stanford University Press, 1989.
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.
Portrait of Mrs. Alexander, shown from the waist up. She appears to be wearing a fur coat and a white bonnet.
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Intertextuality and Influence Anna Atkins
The story shifts to Fernside, home of the widowed Mrs Campbell, a retired governess of Swiss origin, and her daughter Kattie (for Katinka), just before their world is shattered by the news (from a sneering...
Textual Production Charles Dickens
Other contributions were appeared from Mrs Alexander , Elizabeth Barrett Browning , Edward Bulwer-Lytton , Caroline Chisholm (later parodied by CD ), Wilkie Collins , Dinah Mulock and Georgiana Craik , Amelia B. Edwards ,...
Textual Production Iza Duffus Hardy
IDH supplied a highly laudatory biographical introduction entitled In Memoriam for Mrs Alexander 's novel Kitty Costello, which was published in 1904, two years after the author's death.

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Alexander, Mrs. ’Look Before You Leap’. R. Bentley, 1865. http://Bodleian, http://Bodleian.
Alexander, Mrs. Agnes Waring. Thomas Cautley Newby, 1856.
Alexander, Mrs. Barbara, Lady’s Maid and Peeress. F. V. White, 1897.
Alexander, Mrs. “Billeted in Boulogne”. Household Words, Vol.
13
, No. 322, pp. 442-45.
Alexander, Mrs. Her Dearest Foe. R. Bentley, 1876.
Hardy, Iza Duffus, and Mrs Alexander. “In Memoriam”. Kitty Costello, T. Fisher Unwin, 1904, pp. 5-7.
Alexander, Mrs. Kate Vernon. Thomas Cautley Newby, 1854.
Alexander, Mrs. Kitty Costello. T. Fisher Unwin, 1904.
Alexander, Mrs. Mona’s Choice. B. Tauchnitz, 1887.
Alexander, Mrs. The Wooing O’t. R. Bentley, 1873.
Alexander, Mrs. Which Shall It Be?. R. Bentley, 1866.
Oliphant, Margaret, Eliza Lynn Linton, Edna Lyall, Adeline Sergeant, Charlotte Yonge, Louisa Parr, Katharine S. Macquoid, Mrs Alexander, and Emma Marshall. Women Novelists of Queen Victoria’s Reign. Hurst and Blackett, 1897.