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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...
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...
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...
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...
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...
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...
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.
1 n.s.
, No. 4, pp. 1-3.
The work was several times translated into English (beginning in late 1780) as The Theatre of Education. A...
Publishing Frances Jacson
The Chawton House Library copy of this novel is digitally available among their Novels On-line at The title-page (which quotes Cowper ) gives the date of 1823. Again, the generally-made attribution to Alethea Lewis
Publishing Marie-Madeleine de Lafayette
This book, set in the period which in England was Elizabethan , became notorious before publication through private salon readings. When published in Paris by Barbin , with the author's name withheld, it was immediately...
Publishing Sarah Scudgell Wilkinson
This novel is now available from Chawton House Library 's Novels on Line from
Publishing Elizabeth Griffith
EG 's version of Marie-Madeleine de Lafayette 's The Princess of Cleves. An Historical Novel is available in the Chawton House Library Novels On-line series at Her version of Aphra Behn 's Oroonoko,...
Publishing Harriette Wilson
As Stockdale had anticipated, the pirates had a field day. Unauthorised editions included those of Onwhyn (whom Stockdale took to court, vainly, on 11 January 1826), Duncombe (whose verbatim and allegedly cheapest edition was advertised...
Publishing Harriette Wilson
She said she wrote it in eight days.
Wilson, Frances. The Courtesan’s Revenge. Faber.
Chawton House Library has a copy of the first edition, available at A second edition followed the same year and one from the Navarre Society
Publishing Jane Harvey
JH dated her preface 12 February 1806. A former owner of what is now the Bodleian Library copy, who lived at Tynemouth Vicarage, wrote their name in the novel in 1936. The Chawton House Library
Publishing Alethea Lewis
The subscribers included George Crabbe and his wife , and Mary Meeke (who was for years, but erroneously, thought to have been a novelist herself). OCLC WorldCat (in 2015) lists three copies (at Yale ...


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.