Women’s Writing in the British Isles from the Beginnings to the Present
Standard Name: Croker, Margaret
Birth Name: Margaret Sarah Croker
, publishing in the early nineteenth century, is a competent poet (best when least formal) but an outstanding novelist, even on the evidence of her one identified work of fiction (among at least three published).
The Chief Justice of Ceylon, Sir Alexander Johnstone
, asked that two of JB
's last plays be translated into Singalese.One—The Bride, A Tragedy (published in summer 1828), had a Singalese subject.
Quarterly Review. J. Murray.
38 (1828): 602
told her friend Caroline Fox
that she would write this book from memory without consulting sources. It may be relevant to her choice of title that Mary Martha Sherwood
had published a children's book...
These were collected in her next volume, Translations. Hemans joined a number of other women who had lamented the death of the princess in childbirth on 6 November 1817: Margaret Croker
, Susanna Watts
6 November 1817
died at 2.30 a.m. after delivering a stillborn son. Poor clinical judgement was to blame; intense national mourning and controversy followed.