Maria Theresa Longworth

Standard Name: Longworth, Maria Theresa
Birth Name: Maria Theresa Longworth
Birth Name: Thérèse
Married Name: Maria Theresa Yelverton
Self-constructed Name: the Honourable Mrs Yelverton
Pseudonym: An English Visitor
Titled: Maria Theresa Yelverton, Viscountess Avonmore
Pseudonym: Kate the Critic
Pseudonym: Another Kate
Novelist and travel writer MTL began her writing career following the findings of the infamous Yelverton Marriage Case, which left her without fortune because of legal expenses, and without a husband because of the final verdict. Writing, therefore, to support herself during the 1860s and 1870s, she produced two novels, a volume of correspondence, several shorter pieces of travel writing, and two lengthy travel narratives. Though her writing career was never particularly successful, it nevertheless afforded her independence and autonomy after her difficult and tumultuous marriage.


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Longworth, Maria Theresa. Martyrs to Circumstance. R. Bentley, 1861.
Longworth, Maria Theresa. Saint Augustine, Florida. G. P. Putnam, 1869.
Longworth, Maria Theresa. “Tale of a Tooth”. Overland Monthly, Vol.
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Longworth, Maria Theresa. Teresina in America. R. Bentley, 1875.
Longworth, Maria Theresa. Teresina in America. Arno Press, 1974.
Longworth, Maria Theresa. Teresina Peregrina. R. Bentley, 1874.
Longworth, Maria Theresa. The Yelverton Correspondence. T. Laurie, 1863.
Longworth, Maria Theresa. Zanita. Hurd and Houghton, 1872.