Standard Name: Wilson, Harriette
Birth Name: Harriette Dubouchet
Self-constructed Name: Wilson
Self-constructed Name: Lamb
Married Name: Harriette Rochfort
HW turned her career as an early nineteenth-century courtesan to good practical use as a memoirist and writer of scandal fiction: though she shows genuine literary talent, the primary aim of her writing was blackmail. She also wrote drama and verse.
|Connections Sort descending||Author name||Excerpt|
|Family and Intimate relationships||Elizabeth, Margravine of Anspach||
Her eldest son later acquired notoriety in the first sentence of Harriette Wilson 's Memoirs, 1825: I shall not say why and how I became, at the age of fifteen, the mistress of the...
|Family and Intimate relationships||Elizabeth Gunning|
|Family and Intimate relationships||Lady Caroline Lamb||
She told Sydney Morgan she had her first experience of falling in love at twelve.
She had a passion for William Lamb, yet was at first reluctant to marry him because she felt...
Sydney Owenson, Lady Morgan,. Lady Morgan’s Memoirs. Dixon, William Hepworth and Geraldine JewsburyEditors , AMS Press, 1975.
|Family and Intimate relationships||Mary Stockdale|
|Friends, Associates||Henry Peter, Baron Brougham||
Brougham had a number of friends among women writers. He was at primary school in Edinburgh with Susan Ferrier (who, however, declined to acknowledge him later, probably for political reasons). His political work brought him...
|Intertextuality and Influence||Germaine Greer||
The work is divided into two parts, The Obstacles and How They Ran. The obstacles begin with Family, Love, and the Illusion of Success, and end with the Disappearing Oeuvre. This conceptual organization, as...
|Literary responses||Lady Caroline Lamb|
In 1930, once she was back in England, she found she could earn her living by journalism for Punch and the Fortnightly Review. She was attuned to writing by women from an early stage...
|Textual Production||Lady Caroline Lamb|
|Textual Production||George Paston|
|Textual Production||Angela Thirkell|
|Textual Production||Mary Wesley||
The woman who later wrote as MW , having lived a colourful life, and drafted books but never yet published at book length, began writing her memoirs, modelling herself on such scandal memoirists as Harriette Wilson .
Marnham, Patrick. Wild Mary: the Life of Mary Wesley. Chatto and Windus, 2006.
|Theme or Topic Treated in Text||Elizabeth Jenkins|
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