Standard Name: Balfour, Clara
Birth Name: Clara Lucas
Married Name: Clara Balfour
Indexed Name: Clara Lucas Balfour
Used Form: Mrs C. L. Balfour
, like many Victorians, wrote prolifically on the subject of temperance, arguing its importance for a healthy society. Her other works often had theological or anti-socialist aims. Her works include moral and didactic pamphlets, short stories for both adults and children, novels, and contributions to periodicals including literary criticism. Her biographical works about women give her significance in the development of women's literary history. In writing and lecturing on the achievements of women, particularly writers, she stressed the importance of women's education. She produced more than sixty publications, many of which went through multiple editions.
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Balfour, Clara. A Sketch of Mrs. Trimmer. W. and F. G. Cash, 1854.
Balfour, Clara. Happy Evenings; or, The Literary Institution at Home. Houlston and Stoneman, 1851.
Balfour, Clara. Moral Heroism; or, The Trials and Triumphs of the Great and Good. Houlston and Stoneman, 1846.
Balfour, Clara, and Harriet Beecher Stowe. Morning Dew Drops; or, The Juvenile Abstainer. W. and F. G. Cash, 1853.
Balfour, Clara. Sketches of English Literature, from the Fourteenth to the Present Century. Longman, 1852.
Balfour, Clara. Sketches of English Literature, from the Fourteenth to the Present Century. Cambridge University Press, 2010. http://www.cambridge.org/series/sSeries.asp?code=CLOR, http://www.cambridge.org/series/sSeries.asp?code=CLOR.
Balfour, Clara. The Burnish Family. Scottish Temperance League, 1857.
Balfour, Clara. “The Female Poets of England”. People’s Journal, Vol.
10, pp. 265-6.
Balfour, Clara. The Victim; or, An Evening’s Amusement at the "Vulture Tavern". British Workman, 1860.
Balfour, Clara. Woman and the Temperance Reformation. Houlston and Stonemen, 1849.
Balfour, Clara. Women Worth Emulating. American Tract Society, 1877.
Balfour, Clara. Working Women of the Last Half Century: The Lesson of their Lives. W. and F. G. Cash, 1854.