's husband, described on her title-page as Robert Fage the younger, has been associated with the Sussex family of Fages. Scholar Betty Travitsky
, however, believes that he was probably a cousin, a Robert Fage
Family and Intimate relationships
's forebear Hannah Mary Rathbone
published across a range of genres, mostly religious.
Intertextuality and Influence
There was a precedent for this kind of faux-historical document (which the Athenæum reviewer, Henry Fothergill Chorley
, at once picked up on): Hannah Mary Rathbone
's The Diary of Lady Willoughby, 1844.
Athenæum. J. Lection.
1215 (1851): 166
The Times, reviewing GE
's journals on their first appearance, expressed excitement about so extraordinary a text and respect for its author's abilities, together with some scepticism about its genuineness. How, it asked, could...
This book brought AM
great success, and she continued throughout her career to identify herself as its author. Henry Fothergill Chorley
, reviewing it for the Athenæum two years after publication, said mutedly that it...
In a more light-hearted producton, Confessions of a Decanter, published with illustrations but without a date in 1862,
Stuart Bennett Rare Books & Manuscripts: A Catalogue of Books By, For, and About Women of the British Isles, 1696-1892. Stuart Bennett Rare Books & Manuscripts.
the decanter follows in a tradition of stories told by inanimate objects (often coins). Hannah Mary Rathbone