Edmund Gosse

Standard Name: Gosse, Edmund
Used Form: Sir Edmund Gosse


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Cultural formation Ella Hepworth Dixon
Her mother was Irish, but EHD admitted to having little knowledge of her maternal antecedents. She wrote: I have never been in Ireland and know little about them except from novels and the Abbey...
Family and Intimate relationships Laurence Alma-Tadema
Laura Alma-Tadema was the daughter of the homoeopathic doctor George Napoleon Epps . Her sister Ellen married Edmund Gosse . Childless herself, she was a loving mother to her stepdaughters.
Swanson, Vern G. The Biography and Catalogue Raisonné of the Paintings of Sir Lawrence Alma-Tadema. Garton.
She herself became a...
Friends, Associates Michael Field
They made a friend of George Meredith some time before 1890 and visited him often.
Field, Michael, and William Rothenstein. Works and Days. Editors Moore, Thomas Sturge and D. C. Sturge Moore, J. Murray.
(When he sent them a signed copy of Modern Love, they were inspired to dance a Dionysic dance...
Friends, Associates Walter Pater
From his time at BrasenoseWP knew Oscar Browning . In Oxford and London he socialized with Edmund Gosse , Algernon Charles Swinburne , Simeon Solomon , Oscar Wilde , Vernon Lee , A. Mary F. Robinson
Friends, Associates John Oliver Hobbes
She made many friends and acquaintances both as a figure in society and as an author. These included literary people such as George Meredith , Thomas Hardy , Punch editor Owen Seaman , William Archer
Friends, Associates Coventry Patmore
CP 's early contacts included Alfred Tennyson , Robert Browning , Thomas Carlyle , Ralph Waldo Emerson , and John Ruskin . Later in life, he knew Gerard Manley Hopkins and Edmund Gosse . Among...
Friends, Associates Jean Ingelow
JI had a small but distinguished circle of intimate friends. By 1863 she was a friend of Alfred Tennyson and was also close to Dora Greenwell . She admired and respected Robert Browning (though she...
Friends, Associates Henry James
HJ 's circle of acquaintance in the world of letters and the theatre was very wide. As well as men of letters such as Edmund Gosse , it included a great many women writers, among...
Friends, Associates Edith Sitwell
ES had many friendships, and there were few notables in the artistic world whom she did not meet. Her friendships were quite volatile, with frequent quarrels, sometimes caused by the practical jokes and the heightened...
Friends, Associates Mathilde Blind
Other important friends include Dr Louis Mond , the American Moncure Conway (who had lost a position at Harvard for preaching against slavery), Richard Garnett (who began calling her by her first name in 1870)...
Friends, Associates Flora Annie Steel
One dinner-party at William Heinemann 's featured the artist James McNeill Whistler (whose paintings were much in evidence on the walls), Edmund Gosse and his wife , FAS and her daughter, and Catharine Amy Dawson Scott
Friends, Associates Frances Cornford
Frances's association with Rupert Brooke began with the rehearsals for the play and grew into friendship. They discussed their poetry with each other, and Frances counselled and consoled Rupert in his many love affairs. She...
Friends, Associates Alice Meynell
Following her early conquest of Tennyson , AM went on to develop a large circle of literary acquaintances. Callers on the Meynells at Palace Court included Irish writer Katharine Tynan , Aubrey Beardsley (while he...
Friends, Associates Mary Augusta Ward
She met a number of important writers through her newspaper work. She associated with Alexander Macmillan , Sir George Grove , Edmund Gosse and his wife Ellen , John Morley , and her uncle Matthew Arnold
Friends, Associates Sarojini Naidu
SN met a number of notable English literary figures at Miss Manning's accommodations, and particularly Arthur Symons and Edmund Gosse , both of whom helped her to launch her literary career.


1852-1860: The writing of Philip Gosse inspired a beachcombing...

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The writing of Philip Gosse inspired a beachcombing and aquarium craze.

1864: Unitarian and feminist Mentia Taylor formed...

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Unitarian and feminist Mentia Taylor formed in London the Pen and Pencil Club to foster literary and artistic exchange.

1893: Arthur Munby published a narrative poem called...

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Arthur Munby published a narrative poem called Susan: A Poem of Degrees, a thinly disguised account of his tempestuous secret love for working-class diarist Hannah Cullwick .

1907: Edmund Gosse anonymously published Father...

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Edmund Gosse anonymously published Father and Son, an autobiography of his early years which presents his father, the scientist Philip Gosse , as an oppressive, small-minded bigot.
Birch, Dinah. “Fond Father”. London Review of Books, pp. 3-5.

10 July 1919: The Hawthornden Prize, founded by Alice Warrender...

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10 July 1919

The Hawthornden Prize, founded by Alice Warrender (a Scottish baronet's daughter) and named after William Drummond of Hawthornden, was first awarded, for the best work of imaginative literature
Lowndes, Marie Belloc. Diaries and Letters of Marie Belloc Lowndes, 1911-1947. Editor Marques, Susan Lowndes, Chatto and Windus.
of the year.


Dutt, Toru, and Edmund Gosse. Ancient Ballads and Legends of Hindustan. Kegan Paul, Trench, 1882.
Gosse, Edmund. Coventry Patmore. Scholarly Press, 1970.
Gosse, Edmund, and Sarojini Naidu. “Introduction”. The Bird of Time, William Heinemann; John Lane, 1912, pp. 1-8.
Gosse, Edmund et al. “Introduction to Poems by Toru Dutt”. Hindu Literature, edited by Epiphanius Wilson, Colonial Press, 1900, pp. 425-33.
Naidu, Sarojini, and Edmund Gosse. The Bird of Time. William Heinemann; John Lane, 1912.