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Intertextuality and Influence Caroline Herschel
The Critical Review felt that CH 's corrections were of more consequence, not less, because of the lapse of time during which they had been needed, and that the ability and attention of the astronomers...
Intertextuality and Influence Delarivier Manley
The Atalantis was read in several conflicting ways. Pope used it in his Rape of the Lock to exemplify the brief reading fads of the fashionable female world which was drawn to it because it...
Literary responses Melesina Trench
Recently scholar Katharine Kittredge has given papers on MT 's poetry and her Mourning Journal and is publishing on her journal, her poetry, and The Moonlanders. At Chawton House Library on 22 February 2012...
Literary responses Jane Marcet
Scholar Christopher Mulvey considers that this is the only eighteenth- or early-nineteenth-century grammar held by Chawton House Library that might well (unlike works by Ann Fisher or Susanna Haswell Rowson ) be enjoyed by a...
Occupation Joanna Trollope
JT is strongly committed to philanthropic action. She is the patron of a number of charities and has worked with the Society of Authors , the National Literacy Trust , and the talking books sponsored...
Occupation Michèle Roberts
She regularly gives readings of her work, for instance at the Hay-on-Wye literary festival on 29 May 2001. She is Professor of creative writing at the University of East Anglia (having previously been Visiting Fellow...
Performance of text Stéphanie-Félicité de Genlis
Genlis' daughters gave performances of these plays to large audiences (up to five hundred people).
Dow, Gillian. “Books owned by Jane Austen’s niece, Caroline, donated to Chawton House Library”. The Female Spectator, Vol.
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The work was several times translated into English (beginning in late 1780) as The Theatre of Education. A...
Publishing Mrs Martin
This single volume is available from Chawton House LibraryNovels Online at The title-page quotes Miller (presumably Anne, Lady Miller , of the Batheaston vase).
Publishing Elizabeth Sophia Tomlins
It was advertised in a newspaper of 19-21 December 1786. A French translation, published in year one of the Revolution, was entitled La Victime de l'imagination, ou L'Enthousiaste de Werther. As in the case...
Publishing Eliza Kirkham Mathews
The text is available through Chawton House Library 's Novels On-line at
Publishing Anna Maria Bennett
It is dedicated to a Colonel Hunter, who is said both to have wept over Anna and to have been helpful to AMB 's daughter. The Minerva Press printed a second edition in 1797, and...
Publishing Sarah Fielding
The preface sounds condescending today, yet it offers high literary praise. Henry brushed up his sister's grammar and replaced colloquial words and expressions with more formal ones. He also altered her punctuation, notably removing her...
Publishing Rachel Hunter
This one was shorter again: two volumes. RH 's London publisher was Longman . A later edition by the Minerva Press bore no date, but was advertised in 1812.
McLeod, Deborah. The Minerva Press. University of Alberta.
The text is available on...
Publishing Anna Miller
The next year Edward and Charles Dilly in London both re-issued the three-volume Dublin edition and published a second edition compressed into two volumes. This added marginal notes identifying places and artists, and a place...
Publishing Anna Maria Bennett
It bore a quotation from Montaigne on the title-page. AMB says the errors in her text sprang from its having been written far from home (in Edinburgh), in the greatest Distress, both of Mind...


July 2003: Chawton House in the village of Chawton in...

Women writers item

July 2003

Chawton House in the village of Chawton in Hampshire, once owned by Jane Austen 's brother Edward Austen Knight , opened its doors as Chawton House Library , a research centre in women's writing.


Cole, Helen. “Rakes and Penitents: book illustration in digital form”. Physical Archives in the Digital Age, Chawton House Library.
Franklin, Caroline. “Keynote Talk”. Physical Archives in the Digital Age, Chawton House Library.
Levy, Michelle. “Invisible Books”. Physical Archives in the Digital Age, Chawton House Library.