Geraldine Jewsbury

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During her life, Geraldine Jewsbury wrote six novels and two books for children. Widely published in Victorian periodicals, she was a respected reviewer, editor, and translator. Her periodical publications ranged from theatre reviews, short fiction, and children's literature to articles on social issues and religion. GJ greatly influenced the Victorian publishing industry and public taste through her position as reviewer for the Athenæum and her role as reader for publishers Richard Bentley and Son and Hurst and Blackett .
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Milestones

22 August 1812
GJ was born at Measham in Derbyshire.
Howe, Susanne. Geraldine Jewsbury: Her Life and Errors. George Allen and Unwin, 1935.
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By 1 February 1845
GJ published her first novel, Zoe. The History of Two Lives, in three volumes. It is a historical work, set in the eighteenth century.
Athenæum. J. Lection.
901 (1845): 114
1858-autumn 1880
GJ was a publisher's reader for the leading firm of Richard Bentley and Son , a position she held until she died.
Showalter, Elaine. A Literature of Their Own. Princeton University Press, 1977.
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By 22 January 1859
GJ published her last novel, Right or Wrong, in two volumes.
Athenæum. J. Lection.
1631 (1859): 148
23 September 1880
GJ died of cancer at a nursing home for invalid ladies, at Burwood Place in London.
Howe, Susanne. Geraldine Jewsbury: Her Life and Errors. George Allen and Unwin, 1935.
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Biography

Birth

22 August 1812
GJ was born at Measham in Derbyshire.
Howe, Susanne. Geraldine Jewsbury: Her Life and Errors. George Allen and Unwin, 1935.
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