The stigma resulting from this second divorce followed RMW
for many years, though in 1895 Edmund Clarence Stedman
(who included her in A Victorian Anthology) dismissed the scandal in a letter to Robert Bridges
Elizabeth Barrett Browning
's ballads have proved of particular interest to feminist critics. Dorothy Mermin
argues that in this apparently most innocent, retrogressive, and sentimental of female genres, she was exploring what was to become her central...
In the 1870s and 1880s AW
was mentioned in periodicals on both sides of the Atlantic—in Harper's and Scribner's, for instance, as well as in English publications—as one of the leading women poets of...
Because of her early death, TD
's reputation was established almost totally posthumously. She was further anthologised, for instance in Edmund Clarence Stedman
's A Victorian Anthology, 1837-1895, 1895 (twice reprinted).