Ella Hepworth Dixon

Standard Name: Dixon, Ella Hepworth
Birth Name: Ella Nora Hepworth Dixon
Pseudonym: Margaret Wynman
As a suffragist writing at the turn of the century, EHD often deals with the question of female independence, while critiquing fin de siècle society. Along with her extraordinary New Woman novel, she produced a volume of short stories, a collection of comic pieces (published under a pseudonym), and numerous articles (some of which were travel articles) and stories for various journals. Indeed, everything she ever published . . . appeared first in the periodical press.
Fehlbaum, Valerie. Ella Hepworth Dixon: the Story of a Modern Woman. Ashgate.
Near the end of her life she published an autobiography.


Connections Sort descending Author name Excerpt
Family and Intimate relationships Anna Mary Howitt
Her mother fervently wished for some happy engagement for AMH , but anxiously: she felt her eldest child was shy and hard to get to know.
Lee, Amice. Laurels & Rosemary: The Life of William and Mary Howitt. Oxford University Press.
Before leaving for Munich, Anna Mary had accepted...
Friends, Associates Stella Benson
SB became a close friend of the artists Cuthbert and Lady Eileen Orde .
Grant, Joy. Stella Benson: A Biography. Macmillan.
She met Vita Sackville-West , Arthur Waley , Aldous Huxley , and—at a party given by Ella Hepworth DixonH. G. Wells .
Grant, Joy. Stella Benson: A Biography. Macmillan.
244, 245-6
Friends, Associates Ménie Muriel Dowie
As a public literary figure MMD moved amongst the major writers of her day. At the Women Writers' Dinner of the New Vagabonds Club in June 1895, she spoke alongside Adeline Sergeant , Christabel Coleridge
Friends, Associates Geraldine Jewsbury
Other friends and acquaintances of the Jewburys in Manchester included the journalists Alexander Ireland and Thomas Ballantyne , Francis Espinasse , educational reformer William Ballantyne Hodgson , historian William Hepworth Dixon (whose daughter Ella provided...
Friends, Associates May Sinclair
She had an extremely strong sense of privacy. Though at first she was pleased by the suggestion of an American journalist, Witter Bynner , that he should interview her, and though she liked him when...
Occupation Constance Smedley
Since the Langham Place Group had provided a social space for women in 1860, several organizations had already challenged the flourishing institution of men's clubs. The Lyceum Club came on the scene at a time...
Textual Production Sarah Grand
An entire literary-social movement evolved alongside SG 's writings about the New Woman. New Woman fiction, amounting to a new genre, had already been produced by George Egerton in 1893, and was produced by Iota (Kathleen Caffyn)
Textual Production Oscar Wilde
Wilde shifted the magazine's focus from fashion and transformed it into an organ for women's opinions and feelings on the subjects of modern life, art, and literature, as well as style. He was also dedicated...


December 1899: The first journal entitled The Englishwoman...

Women writers item

December 1899

The first journal entitled The Englishwoman (launched in March 1895 under its first editor, Ella Hepworth Dixon ) published its final issue.
British Library Catalogue. http://explore.bl.uk/primo_library/libweb/action/search.do?dscnt=0&tab=local_tab&dstmp=1489778087340&vid=BLVU1&mode=Basic&fromLo.


Dixon, Ella Hepworth. "As I Knew Them". Huchinson, 1930.
Dixon, Ella Hepworth. “Introduction”. The Story of a Modern Woman, edited by Steve Farmer, Broadview, 2004, pp. 9-39.
Dixon, Ella Hepworth. My Flirtations. Chatto and Windus, 1892.
Dixon, Ella Hepworth. “My Flirtations, 1893”. Indiana University: Victorian Women Writers Project.
Dixon, Ella Hepworth. One Doubtful Hour. G. Richards, 1904.
Dixon, Ella Hepworth. “One Doubtful Hour, 1904”. Indiana University: Victorian Women Writers Project.
Dixon, Ella Hepworth. The Story of a Modern Woman. W. Heinemann, 1894.
Dixon, Ella Hepworth. The Story of a Modern Woman. Editor Farmer, Steve, Broadview, 2004.