Sarah Scudgell Wilkinson

Standard Name: Wilkinson, Sarah Scudgell
Birth Name: Sarah Carr Wilkinson
Married Name: Sarah Carr Scadgell
Indexed Name: Sarah Wilkinson
Indexed Name: S. S. Wilkinson
Pseudonym: S. W.
SSW began publishing before the end of the eighteenth century. Books for children were her first market niche: both short fiction and instructional works. She later moved into translation and into other kinds of fiction: both full-scale novels of her own, and chapbooks or bluebooks—short, sensational fiction for the young or less-educated, of which some were original and some were condensations of novels by others, including several well-known titles. Critic Gary Kelly regards her as an exponent of Street Gothic: this is, works which marry the conventions of gothic with those of popular, proletarian texts.


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Intertextuality and Influence Amelia Opie
Probably during the Surrey Theatre stage run of The Ruffian BoySarah Scudgell Wilkinson seized her opportunity and adapted it as a 24-page chapbook with hand-coloured engraved frontispiece The Ruffian Boy; or, Castle of Waldemar...
Leisure and Society Mary, Lady Champion de Crespigny
Her patronage of authors shows up in subscriptions and dedications. She subscribed to works by Mary Deverell , Isabella Kelly , Eliza Parsons , Sarah Scudgell Wilkinson , and no doubt many more. Many of...
Publishing Mary Hays
It was commissioned by Phillips and published by him in six volumes. Although the title-page says 1803, the work had been listed as forthcoming in 1798 and is mentioned in the December 1802 issue of...
Publishing Jane Porter
The publisher, Longman , had advertised this work as in the press in a flyer printed in April 1814 (bound into a copy of Modern Times by Eliza Parsons , 1814). Within a couple of...
Textual Features Charlotte Yonge
The second volume is again rich in women's writing. Its first item is Elizabeth Gunning 's Family Stories; or, Evenings at my Grandmother's. CY mentions with approval another item, A Puzzle for a Curious...
Textual Features Eliza Fenwick
The children in the story, whose characters have been spoiled by upbringing in the West Indies, are at first unwilling to visit the bookshop, but they find it a delightful, pretty, and fashionable...
Textual Features Sarah Green
This preface is headed by two Latin words (one with a faulty grammatical ending) from Ovid 's description of chaos. SG slams both male and female novelists, chiefly authors of gothic or horrid novels and...
Textual Production Annabella Plumptre
This was advertised for sale in February the following year.
Garside, Peter et al., editors. The English Novel 1770-1829. Oxford University Press.
1: 761-2
Sarah Scudgell Wilkinson 's 36-page chapbook The Mountain Cottager; or, The Deserted Bride. Founded on Facts, 1805, does not seem to come...
Textual Production Charlotte Yonge
CY edited a two-part anthology of fiction for children, A Storehouse of Stories; it features work by Sarah Fielding (unascribed), both Kilner sisters (all ascribed to Dorothy ), and (probably) Sarah Scudgell Wilkinson .
Yonge, Charlotte, editor. A Storehouse of Stories. Macmillan.
1: v-vii


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Wilkinson, Sarah Scudgell. A Visit to a Farm-House. Benjamin Tabart, 1804.
Wilkinson, Sarah Scudgell. A Visit to London. Benjamin Tabart, 1808.
Wilkinson, Sarah Scudgell. Convent of Grey Penitents. J. F. Hughes, 1810.
Wilkinson, Sarah Scudgell. Edward and Agnes. R. Harrild, 1812.
Wilkinson, Sarah Scudgell. Hodgson’s Universal Valentine Writer for the Current Year. Orlando Hodgson, 1800.
Wilkinson, Sarah Scudgell. Midsummer Holydays. John Marshall, 1788.
Wilkinson, Sarah Scudgell. New Tales. Matthew Iley, 1819.
Wilkinson, Sarah Scudgell. Priory of St Clair. R. Harrild, 1811.
Wilkinson, Sarah Scudgell, and Matthew Gregory Lewis. The Castle Spectre. T. and R. Hughes, 1807.
Wilkinson, Sarah Scudgell. The Child of Mystery. J. F. Hughes, 1808.
Wilkinson, Sarah Scudgell. The Fugitive Countess. J. F. Hughes, 1807.
Wilkinson, Sarah Scudgell, and Amelia Opie. The Ruffian Boy. J. Bailey, 1800.
Wilkinson, Sarah Scudgell. The Spectre of Lanmere Abbey. W. Mason, 1820.
Wilkinson, Sarah Scudgell. The Spectres. Langley, 1800.
Wilkinson, Sarah Scudgell. The Thatched Cottage. T. Hughes, 1806.
Wilkinson, Sarah Scudgell. The Tragical History of Crazy Jane and Young Henry. M. Randall, 1810.
Wilkinson, Sarah Scudgell. The White Cottage of the Valley. R. Harrild, 1800.
Wilkinson, Sarah Scudgell. Visits to the Parsonage. J. MacKenzie, 1801.