Harriet Corp

Standard Name: Corp, Harriet
Birth Name: Harriet Corp
Pseudonym: The Author of the Antidote
Pseudonym: The Author of Cottage Sketches
Pseudonym: The Author of Interesting Conversations
Used Form: the author of An Antidote to the Miseries of Human Life
HC was an obscure early nineteenth-century writer of religious and didactic fiction (both novels and short stories) with striking talent and intelligence, as well as a strong interest in the spiritual and material condition of the poor. Though earnest, she is also full of humour and common sense. Her most striking works were produced by a desire to answer the writings of others. She is a notable example of a writer who missed out on financial profit although her works achieved popularity.


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Intertextuality and Influence Hannah More
Harriet Corp also responded, in 1817, with Coelebs Deceived, which opens with respectful critical dialogue about More's novel; but Corp's middle-aged protagonist finally decides to stay single. Mary Waldron suggests that Jane Austen 's...
Travel Mary Howitt
Mary Botham's life as a young woman was enlivened by much travel around Britain, making extended visits. On leaving school she spent some time with relatives in South Wales, and on her return journey...


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