Frances Wilson

Standard Name: Wilson, Frances


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Family and Intimate relationships Harriette Wilson
Two separate sources allege that HW had a child, but her biographer Frances Wilson discounts them both.
Wilson, Frances. The Courtesan’s Revenge. Faber.
Friends, Associates Harriette Wilson
She also made male friends who treated her as an intellectual equal (this list overlaps with that of her lovers). She corresponded with Henry Brougham and with Byron . Brougham, the liberal lawyer—anti-abolitionist, pro-Queen-Caroline...
Literary responses Harriette Wilson
HW 's book was dubbed a disgusting and gross prostitution of the press
Student of the Inner Temple,. A Commentary on the Licentious Liberty of the Press.
the same year in A Commentary on the Licentious Liberty of the Press, by a Student of the Inner Temple...
Literary responses Harriette Wilson
Biographer Frances Wilson writes, Harriette had great hopes for Clara Gazul, but it sank like a stone.
Wilson, Frances. The Courtesan’s Revenge. Faber.
Nevertheless, it is surprising that Angela Thirkell , in her biography of HW , pronounces Clara...
Reception Harriette Wilson
Frances Wilson entitles Panic at the Palace her chapter about George IV 's outrage at the things said about his mistress Lady Conyngham ; it chronicles attempts to extradite HW from Paris, in which...
Reception Harriette Wilson
The full title was Confessions of Julia Johnstone, written by herself. In contradiction to the fables of Harriette Wilson. It announces that Johnstone is writing to vindicate her character and those of friends, and...
Textual Features Harriette Wilson
The Memoirs' opening moves smoothly from the famous shock of the first sentence into a tone of judicious complexity: I shall not say why and how I became, at the age of fifteen, the...
Textual Production Dorothy Wordsworth
DW 's manuscripts survive in the collection at Dove Cottage in Grasmere. The twentieth century saw a burst of publication of her writing in scholarly editions. Ernest de Selincourt edited her Journals in 1941...
Wealth and Poverty Harriette Wilson
HW paid enough of his debts to get him out of prison; at the same time her biographer Frances Wilson thinks that one inducement to marriage was that a wife was not responsible for her...


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Wilson, Frances. “Emma Tennant obituary”.
Wilson, Frances. “Searching for a wife on the ocean wave”. Guardian Weekly, p. 17.
Wilson, Frances. The Ballad of Dorothy Wordsworth. Faber and Faber, 2008.
Wilson, Frances. “The Beautiful Child by Emma Tennant, review”. The Telegraph.
Wilson, Frances. The Courtesan’s Revenge. Faber, 2003.
Wilson, Frances. “The Italy of Human Beings”. London Review of Books, pp. 26-7.