Charles Wood

Standard Name: Wood, Charles

Connections

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Birth Ellen Wood
Ellen Price (later EW ) was born at Worcester, the eldest in her family, born (as recent research has revealed) only two months after her parents' wedding.
While the Oxford Dictionary of National Biography...
Family and Intimate relationships Hesba Stretton
HS had a close relationship with Charles Wood , son of the writer Ellen Wood (better known as Mrs Henry Wood).
Cutt, Margaret Nancy. Ministering Angels: A Study of Nineteenth-Century Evangelical Writing for Children. Five Owls Press, 1979.
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Family and Intimate relationships Ellen Wood
EW 's husband, Henry Wood , died, with, she wrote, shocking unexpectedness.
EW wrote of her husband's death as recent on 16 January 1866. The belief that he died that year comes from an article...
Family and Intimate relationships Ellen Wood
In his biography Charles Wood indicates that EW might have regretted her marriage, or regretted at least leaving her family. He wonders: [h]ad she quite realised all the transition meant, would she have found the...
Family and Intimate relationships Ellen Wood
During her twenty years in France EW she gave birth to two daughters (one of whom died of scarlet fever), and at least three sons. One of these, Charles , later became her collaborator on...
Intertextuality and Influence Ellen Wood
According to EW 's son and biographer Charles Wood , William Harrison Ainsworth , as proprietor of Bentley's Miscellany and the New Monthly Magazine, had early in her career dissuaded her from writing a...
Intertextuality and Influence Ellen Wood
The stage versions of East Lynne have been analysed critically in recent works such as E. Ann Kaplan 's Motherhood and Representation. Like many of the popular novelists of the period, including Mary Elizabeth Braddon
Literary Setting Ellen Wood
Both The Channings and its successors, Mrs. Halliburton's Troubles and Roland Yorke, were set in Helstonleigh, EW 's fictionalised Worcester; her son and biographer, Charles Wood , describes the importance of Worcester to...
Occupation Ellen Wood
After 1873, EW 's production slowed somewhat, and her son Charles gradually assumed control, becoming the magazine's editor and proprietor on her death.
Montgomery, Katherine F. “Ladies who Launch: the Argosy Magazine and Ellen Price Wood’s Perilous Voyages”. Women’s Writing, No. 4, pp. 523 - 39.
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Matthew, Henry Colin Gray, Brian Harrison, and Lawrence Goldman, editors. Oxford Dictionary of National Biography.
Reception Ellen Wood
Early responses to EW 's work were often mixed. The English Woman's Journal said that in her work it was not the dramatic power, the poetical insight, the construction or development of these stories, which...
Textual Features Ellen Wood
Charles Wood relates that Richard Bentley requested a motto for the novel. EW eventually drew one from from Longfellow 's The Courtship of Miles Standish, feeling that this poem was so applicable to the...
Textual Features Ellen Wood
Charles Wood states that Mildred Arkell seeks to address the hopelessness that fell upon so many when the ports were opened:
Wood, C. W. Memorials of Mrs. Henry Wood. R. Bentley and Son, 1895.
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a reference to Wood's family's financial loss which followed from the changes...
Textual Production Ellen Wood
Curiously, Charles Wood , her son and biographer, describes East Lynne as his mother's first novel, although he does mention that she was encouraged to write Danesbury House by a friend, and that she completed...
Textual Production Ann Jellicoe
AJ 's success with community plays written on her own helped her to enlist the services of other well-known professional playwrights. Howard Barker was her first willing victim, contributing The Poor Man's Friend for a...
Textual Production Hesba Stretton
Before she wrote this work, HS conducted research by visiting London's East End slums, accompanied on separate occasions by Charles Wood and by a policeman. The heroine's home in Angel Court, near Rosemary Lane...

Timeline

December 1865
Alexander Strahan launched The Argosy, a monthly literary and travel magazine, with Isa Craig as its first editor, and Charles Reade 's Griffith Gaunt as its lead serial.