Jessie White Mario

Standard Name: Mario, Jessie White
Birth Name: Jessie Jane Meriton White
Pseudonym: J. W.
Pseudonym: G de F
Married Name: Jessie Jane Meriton Mario
Nickname: Miss Urigano
JWM made her literary debut in Eliza Cook's Journal, but it was her involvement in the Italian Risorgimento (sometimes as a spy) that fostered her career as a journalist, translator, propagandist, lecturer, and biographer. Her service as a field nurse during Garibaldi 's various campaigns informed her war correspondence printed in English and American periodicals. From 1866 until her death in 1906, she wrote one hundred and forty-three articles on Italian life and politics for the Nation. She also penned important biographies of many Italian figures, including Garibaldi and Mazzini .
Black and white photograph of Jessie White Mario, standing with one hand on her hip and the other on the back of a carved chair. She is wearing a long skirt with a bold pattern and a simple, solid-coloured jacket with broad sleeves. Her hair is chin-length and her expression challenging.
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Intertextuality and Influence Elizabeth Barrett Browning
Within a few years Jessie White Mario was frequently quoting Casa Guidi Windows in her campaign for the Italian cause, and after her death the City of Florence marked EBB 's contribution to unification with...
Reception Harriet Hamilton King
Despite the popularity of HHK 's work into the twentieth century, it has not fared well critically. She has seldom been mentioned in recent critical discussions, although several of her poems are anthologized in feminist...
Textual Production Eliza Cook
This was priced at only a penny halfpenny, to attract popular readership.
Gleadle, Kathryn. The Early Feminists. Macmillan, 1995.
It enjoyed circulation figures of 50,000 to 60,000—slightly higher than those of Dickens's Household Words—even though that was only a fraction...


23 June 1868
Christopher Latham Sholes , an American printer, took out a patent on an early working model of the typewriter, which he and his associates had invented the previous year.