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Anthologization Carol Shields
CS began writing as a child, and her parents were excited when she got herself published in her highschool newspaper. At this stage she used to say she would one day publish a novel, but...
Family and Intimate relationships Frances Burney
Esther or Hetty, whose responsible character matched her position as eldest of the family, was born a month before her parents married. Her illegitimate birth was a never-mentioned family secret. She married her cousin Charles Rousseau Burney
Leisure and Society Jane Austen
In 2009 another scholarly furore greeted the Juvenilia Press edition of Austen's History of England by Annette Upfal and Christine Alexander . The editors argued (here and in an article) that Cassandra Austen's tiny sketches...
Publishing George Eliot
A notebook surviving from GE 's schooldays contains (besides such items as poems copied from annuals) an essay on Affectation and Conceit, which sketches the character of a vain woman in a tone of...
Publishing Margaret Laurence
As a child and teenager, Margaret Wemyss (later ML ) was constantly writing stories and poems. She destroyed most of this writing (of which her aunt/stepmother, Margaret Wemyss , was both an inspiration and a...
Publishing Anna Maria Porter
The first volume had a frontispiece designed by AMP 's brother R. K. Porter . The epigraph came from the introduction to Gay 's Fables (1727) : From objects most minute and mean, / A...
Publishing Maria Edgeworth
She had already begun and abandoned one comedy and one tragedy.
Butler, Marilyn. Maria Edgeworth: A Literary Biography. Clarendon.
The Double Disguise, was published in a Juvenilia Press edition in 2014, edited by Christine Alexander and Ryan Twomey , who identified...
Textual Features Anna Maria Porter
The new Juvenilia Press edition, like the original first volume, contains five stories: Sir Alfred; or, The Baleful Tower, The Daughters of Glandour, The Noble Courtezan, The Children of Fauconbridge, and...
Textual Production Sarah Fyge
The full title is The Female Advocate: or, An Answer to a Late Satyr against the Pride, Lust and Inconstancy &c. of Woman; the title-page ascribes it to a Lady in Vindication of her...
Textual Production Philip Larkin
The Juvenilia Press produced in 2002 an edition of Incidents from Phippy's Schooldays, PL 's mock boys'-school story (hard to date, but evidently written in the later 1930s during the rise of the Fascists
Textual Production Margaret Atwood
At five years old MA put together a little book of  poems (some discovered, some composed) entitled Rhyming Cats. Also as a child, she says, she wrote a kind of science fiction set in outlandish...


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Allen, Brenda, and James Acheson. “Introduction”. Incidents From Phippy’s Schooldays, Juvenilia Press, 2002.
Atwood, Margaret. A Quiet Game, and Other Early Works. Editors Chung, Kathy and Sherrill Grace, Juvenilia Press, 1997.
Austen, Jane. Jane Austen’s the History of England and Cassandra’s portraits. Editors Upfal, Annette and Christine Alexander, Juvenilia Press, 2009.
Brontë, Charlotte, and Shannon Goetze. My Angria and the Angrians. Editors McMaster, Juliet and Leslie Robertson, Juvenilia Press, 1997.
Burney, Sophia Elizabeth. “Introduction”. ’Works’ and ’Novels, Plays, and Poems’, edited by Lorna J. Clark and Sarah Rose Smith, Juvenilia Press, 2016, p. xiv - xlvii.
Fyge, Sarah. The Female Advocate. Editors Merchant, Peter and Steven Orman, Juvenilia Press, 2010.
Grace, Sherrill, and Margaret Atwood. “Introduction”. A Quiet Game, and Other Early Works, edited by Kathy Chung et al., Juvenilia Press, 1997, p. vii - xiv.
Larkin, Philip, and Rodney Fitzgerald. Incidents from Phippy’s Schooldays. Editors Allen, Brenda and James Acheson, Juvenilia Press, 2002.
Laurence, Margaret. Colours of Speech: Margaret Laurence’s Early Writings. Editor Stovel, Nora Foster, Juvenilia Press, 2000.
Laurence, Margaret. Embryo Words: Margaret Laurence’s Early Writings. Editor Stovel, Nora Foster, Juvenilia Press, 1997.
McMaster, Juliet, and Margaret Atwood. “Foreword”. A Quiet Game, and Other Early Works, edited by Kathy Chung et al., Juvenilia Press, 1997, p. vi.
Fyge, Sarah. “Introduction, Note on the Text, Note on the Illustrations”. The Female Advocate, edited by Peter Merchant et al., Juvenilia Press, 2010, p. xi - xxvii.
Porter, Anna Maria, and Shannon Goetze. Artless Tales. Editors Robertson, Leslie et al., Juvenilia Press, 2003.
Goetze, Shannon et al. “Introduction”. Artless Tales, edited by Leslie Robertson et al., Juvenilia Press, 2003, p. ii - viii.