Emily Spender

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ES , writing in the later nineteenth and the early twentieth century, published half a dozen novels which combine romance with, in some cases, a thesis about politics or gender politics. Her rate of output was not high. In her youth she gave speeches in favour of women's suffrage; late in her career she published a translation and (jointly) an anthology of patriotic poetry.

Milestones

By December 1841
ES was born at Bath in Somerset, the younger daughter in a family of three children. Her birth was registered this month.
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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.
Kirk, John Foster, and S. Austin Allibone, editors. A Supplement to Allibone’s Critical Dictionary of English Literature and British and American Authors. J. B. Lippincott, 1891.
By 3 September 1864
ES anonymously published her first novel, Son and Heir.
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1923 (1864): 302
In or shortly before June 1922
ES died at Bath in Somerset; her age was registered as seventy-nine.
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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.

Biography

Birth and Family

By December 1841
ES was born at Bath in Somerset, the younger daughter in a family of three children. Her birth was registered this month.
The Trustees of FreeBMD,. FreeBMD.
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.
Kirk, John Foster, and S. Austin Allibone, editors. A Supplement to Allibone’s Critical Dictionary of English Literature and British and American Authors. J. B. Lippincott, 1891.