Women’s Writing in the British Isles from the Beginnings to the Present
Standard Name: Roberts, Emma
Birth Name: Emma Roberts
, a professional writer of the earlier nineteenth century, launched her career with history and contributions to periodicals. Travelling to India provided her with the unusual opportunity to become a specialist on that country. During her years in London between her two visits to India she produced History, biography, poetry, tales, local descriptions, foreign correspondence, didactic essays, even the culinary art,
Unsigned, and Emma Roberts. “Memoir”. Notes of an Overland Journey Through France and Egypt to Bombay, W. H. Allen, 1841, p. xi - xxviii.
in addition to editing and introducing works by others. Through most of her output, India was her primary subject.
According to Leopold Charles Martin, the young Letitia Landon (along with other future writers, Emma Roberts
and Jane Loudon
) was quite a daughter to his mother Susan Martin (wife of the artist John...
L. E. L.
By the time LEL began living alone, she was well-known in literary circles. She became a good friend of Emma Roberts
and Rosina Bulwer-Lytton
around this time, and gradually became a recognized London public figure...
In London after her father's death, Jane Webb was a frequent visitor to the family of John Martin the artist. His wife, Susan Martin, had special motherly friendship for Jane, shared to some degree...
Frances Arabella Rowden
was clearly a key element, perhaps the key element, in the success of the Hans Place school. She taught the general curriculum there for nearly twenty-five years, from its founding until 1818, and she...
L. E. L.
L. E. L.The Zenana, and Minor Poems of L.E.L. was published posthumously with a memoir by Emma Roberts
Roberts had dedicated her Oriental Scenes, Sketches and Tales to LEL in the early 1830s.
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