Violet Fane

Standard Name: Fane, Violet
Birth Name: Mary Montgomerie Lamb
Pseudonym: Violet Fane
Married Name: Mary Montgomerie Singleton
Married Name: Mary Montgomerie Currie
Titled: Mary Montgomerie, Lady Currie
Writing under her pseudonym of VF , Mary Montgomerie Singleton (later Mary Montgomerie Currie) produced during the later nineteenth and very early twentieth century five collections of poetry, a verse novel, a drama, three prose novels, a volume of essays and stories, and a translation, as well as numerous periodical publications. Her poems were collected twice in her lifetime. Her several years living abroad, in or near Constantinople and Rome, influenced her later works. She was also known for her satirical writings, many poking fun at the British upper class (of which she was a member) or at her own love life.


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Family and Intimate relationships Lady Cynthia Asquith
Her husband took great interest in other women and was frequently unfaithful. Having married him somewhat reluctantly, she, too, conducted an emotional life elsewhere: Beauman writes that she became pregnant by the writer Wilfrid Blunt
Intertextuality and Influence Elizabeth Barrett Browning
American poet Emily Dickinson loved EBB 's poetry. The language of Aurora Leigh crops up throughout her oeuvre, and she recalls the transformative experience, sanctifying the soul, of her early reading in one poem: I...
Textual Production Mary Robinson
Violet Fane 's inscribed copy is now at Chawton House Library .
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...


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Edmund Yates and Grenville Murray launched a weekly they called The World, A Journal for Men and Women. It ran until 1922.
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Fane, Violet. Anthony Babington. Chapman and Hall, 1877.
Fane, Violet. “Are Remarkable People Remarkable-Looking? (An Extravaganza)”. Nineteenth Century, pp. 622-42.
Fane, Violet. Autumn Songs. Chapman and Hall, 1889.
Fane, Violet. Betwixt Two Seas. John C. Nimmo, 1900.
Fane, Violet. Collected Verses. Smith, Elder, 1880.
Fane, Violet. “Concerning Some of the ’Enfants Trouvés’ of Literature”. Nineteenth Century, pp. 126-41.
Fane, Violet. Denzil Place. Chapman and Hall, 1875.
Fane, Violet. From Dawn to Noon. Longmans, Green, 1872.
Fane, Violet. “Introduction”. Poems, John C. Nimmo, 1892, p. v - viii.
Marguerite de Navarre, and Marguerite de Navarre. “Introduction”. Memoirs of Marguerite de Valois, Queen of Navarre, translated by. Violet Fane, John C. Nimmo; C. Scribner’s Sons, 1892, pp. 1-59.
Hoagwood, Terence Allan et al. “Introduction”. Denzil Place, Scholar’s Facsimiles and Reprints, 1996, pp. 3-11.
Marguerite de Navarre,. Memoirs of Marguerite de Valois, Queen of Navarre. Translator Fane, Violet, John C. Nimmo; C. Scribner’s Sons, 1892.
Fane, Violet. Poems. John C. Nimmo, 1892.
Fane, Violet. Sophy. Hurst and Blackett, 1881.
Fane, Violet. The Edwin and Angelina Papers. World Office, 1878.
Fane, Violet. “The Feast of Kebobs”. Blackwood’s Edinburgh Magazine, Vol.
, No. 1062, pp. 459-82.
Fane, Violet. The Queen of the Fairies. Chapman and Hall, 1876.
Fane, Violet. The Story of Helen Davenant. Chapman and Hall, 1889.
Fane, Violet. Thro’ Love and War. Hurst and Blackett, 1886.
Fane, Violet. Two Moods of a Man. John C. Nimmo, 1901.
Fane, Violet. Under Cross and Crescent. John C. Nimmo, 1896.