Emily Frederick Clark

EFC wrote for the support of her family (whose supposedly distinguished origins were very important to her). Between 1798 and 1819 she published four novels, a volume of poems, and another of stories. Much other work remained unpublished. The Feminist Companion summarises the pattern of her fiction as high life, partly abroad; ideal heroines happily married after undeserved suffering; villains punished, and loyal lower orders . . . thanked.
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.


By August 1798
The year after her grandfather's high-profile suicide, EFC published in two volumes with Hookham and Carpenter , by subscription, her first novel (also her first book): Ianthé, or The Flower of Caernarvon.
Garside, Peter, James Raven, and Rainer Schöwerling, editors. The English Novel 1770-1829. Oxford University Press, 2000.
1: 742
Fergus, Jan, and Janice Thaddeus. “Women, Publishers, and Money, 1790-1820”. Studies in Eighteenth-Century Culture, pp. 191 -07.
193, n10


Her surname is sometimes spelled with an e, but there is none on the title-page of her Poems.

Birth and Family