Isobel Grundy

Standard Name: Grundy, Isobel


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Family and Intimate relationships Lady Louisa Stuart
Her mother, Lady Bute , has often been represented in writings about her mother as dull and conservative. But she had written immensely talented and satirical poems during her teenage years, then married the man...
Literary responses Catherine Holland
Literary historian Isobel Grundy observes that CHexplicitly and joyously constructs herself as female subject enlisted in unequal battle between the sexes,
Grundy, Isobel. “Women’s History? Writings by English Nuns”. Women, Writing, History 1640-1740, edited by Isobel Grundy and Susan Wiseman, Batsford and University of Georgia Press, pp. 126-38.
and connects her use of military imagery with her growing up during...
Literary responses Rachel Hunter
This novel was the second of RH 's to be affectionately mocked by Jane Austen . Austen sent her niece the future Anna Lefroy a letter purportedly for delivery to RH herself, in the formal...
Literary responses Mary Seymour Montague
Contemporary responses to this poem have not been found. Isobel Grundy has written that MSM 's interest for us resides in [her] ambivalent posture, between revolt and submission. . . In an age of dawning...
Literary responses Sarah Pearson
Isobel Grundy has considered this as a novel of metamorphoses, an extended allusion to the belief that women were particularly prone to shifts in mood or in affections, and the requirement that they, and female...
Literary responses A. Woodfin
The Critical judged this novel to be more original than The Auction, with better-realised characters, although it found the plot improbable, unnatural, and confused.
Critical Review. W. Simpkin and R. Marshall.
17 (1764): 398
Critic Isobel Grundy suggests that AW belongs...
Literary responses Martha Fowke
While still anonymous, the author of these poems has attracted appreciation from Isobel Grundy (for smash[ing] so many preconceptions, including the idea that the theme of courtship or seduction belongs to male rather than female...
Literary responses Sarah Gardner
When SG 's writings re-emerged in the mid twentieth century, they were greeted by two articles in Theatre Notebook: one by F. Grice and A. Clarke and another by Godfrey Greene . These began...
politics Lady Lucy Herbert
It was LLH who persuaded her sister Winifred to write out the full story of how she engineered her husband's escape from the Tower and who then preserved and apparently circulated the story. She no...
Publishing Lady Mary Wortley Montagu
Montagu's first scholarly editor was Robert Halsband , with The Nonsense of Common-Sense (Northwestern University Press , 1947), Complete Letters, 1965-7, and Essays and Poems and Simplicity, A Comedy, 1977. In the...
Publishing Eliza Fenwick
The second edition or issue, later the same year from George Kearsley of Fleet Street, seems to indicate that EF was dissatisfied with the publishers she had first chosen.
Grundy, Isobel, and Eliza Fenwick. “Introduction and Appendices”. Secresy, 2ndnd ed, Broadview, pp. 7 - 34, 361.
There is a Broadview
Reception Winifred Maxwell, Countess of Nithsdale
Sheffield Grace in 1827 read the letter as illustrative of that self-devotion which women often evince when called upon to act in the cause of their husbands or their children.
Winifred Maxwell, Countess of Nithsdale, and Sheffield Grace. A Letter from the Countess of Nithsdale. J. Rider.
It has been often...
Textual Features Catharine Burton
CB 's religious anguish and self-tormenting led her to explore her own mind and spirit, and to describe them in writing. She wrote a fascinating sketch of her childhood, and a vivid, detailed account of...
Textual Production Virginia Woolf
The word VW created for the working title of her first novel—melymbrosia—brings together the Greek words for honey and ambrosia, and in so doing powerfully links this text to VW 's recent...


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Grundy, Isobel. “’A Novel in a Series of Letters by a Lady’: Richardson and some Richardsonian Novels”. Samuel Richardson: Tercentenary Essays, edited by Margaret Anne Doody and Peter Sabor, Cambridge University Press, 1989, pp. 223-36.
Grundy, Isobel. “’Words Without Meaning: Wonderful Words’: Virginia Woolf’s Choice of Names”. Virginia Woolf: New Critical Essays, edited by Patricia Clements and Isobel Grundy, Vision Press; Barnes and Noble, 1983, pp. 200-20.
Grundy, Isobel. “Against the Dead Poets Society: Non-Augustan, Non-Romantic, Non-Male Poets”. Halcyon, Vol.
, pp. 181-97.
Rosenbaum, S. P. “An Educated Man’s Daughter: Leslie Stephen, Virginia Woolf and the Bloomsbury Group”. Virginia Woolf: New Critical Essays, edited by Patricia Clements and Isobel Grundy, Vision; Barnes and Noble, 1983, pp. 32-56.
Stuart, Lady Louisa, and Lady Mary Wortley Montagu. “Biographical Anecdotes of Lady M. W. Montagu and Supplement to the Anecdotes”. Essays and Poems and Simplicity A Comedy, edited by Robert Halsband et al., Clarendon Press, 1993, pp. 6-61.
Blain, Virginia. Conversation about Charlotte Mew Papers with Isobel Grundy.
McEvoy, Anne. Conversation about Eavan Boland with Isobel Grundy.
Menzies, June. Conversation about the Orkney Islands with Isobel Grundy.
Crawford, Elizabeth, and Isobel Grundy. E-mail to Isobel Grundy.
Grundy, Isobel. “Editing Lady Mary Wortley Montagu”. Editing Women, edited by Ann M. Hutchinson and Ann M. Hutchinson, University of Toronto Press, 1998, pp. 55-78.
Ringrose, Jayne. Email about Agnes Wenman to Isobel Grundy.
Clark, Vicki. Email about Cecily Mackworth to Isobel Grundy.
Bridges, Nigel. Email about Christian Gray to Isobel Grundy.
Miller, Bruce, and Morgan Miller. Email about Dorothea Primrose Campbell to Isobel Grundy.
Murray, Elizabeth. Email about Eliza Cook to Isobel Grundy.
Brooks, Marilyn. Email about Eliza Fenwick and Mary Hays to Isobel Grundy.
Rutherford, Brett. Email about Eliza Fenwick to Isobel Grundy.
Jaco, Nicholas T. Email about Eliza Fenwick to Isobel Grundy.
Brooks, Marilyn. Email about Eliza Fenwick to Isobel Grundy.
Ruml, Ted. Email about Elizabeth Inchbald to Isobel Grundy.
Miller, Elizabeth. Email about Emily Gerard to Isobel Grundy.
Murray, Elizabeth. Email about Fanny Aikin Kortright to Isobel Grundy.
Woodward, Carolyn. Email about Georgiana Cavendish, Duchess of Devonshire, and Sarah Fielding to Isobel Grundy.
Londry, Michael. Email about Isa Craig manuscripts to Isobel Grundy.
Ogsden, Ruth. Email about Jackie Kay to Isobel Grundy.