George Paston

Standard Name: Paston, George
Birth Name: Emily Morse Symonds
Pseudonym: George Paston
George Paston (Emily Morse Symonds) began her writing career as a novelist in the 1890s, but from 1900 turned her attention to writing biographies, histories, and drama, many of which reflect her fascination with the eighteenth century. Several of her works question the legal and social limitations faced by women of all classes, particularly within the institution of marriage.


Connections Sort descending Author name Excerpt
Friends, Associates Arnold Bennett
His London life brought him new friends like the feminist writer George Paston (Emily Morse Symonds), with whom he enjoyed literary discussion and may have hoped for the development of romance.
Drabble, Margaret. Arnold Bennett: A Biography. Weidenfeld and Nicolson.
Literary responses Elizabeth, Margravine of Anspach
At the time of this publication, EMA 's name and her reputation were anything but forgotten in England.
TLS Centenary Archive Centenary Archive [1902-2012].
618 (13 November 1913): 531
Her reputation lived on after her death both in Britain and...
Literary responses Lady Mary Wortley Montagu
For centuries LMWM has been interpreted and re-interpreted, judged less often as writer than as an exemplar of the unacceptable female. Her fame and/or notoriety flourished during her lifetime, and posthumous publications kept it alive...
Occupation Inez Bensusan
This organisation, still closely associated with the Actresses' Franchise League , was responsible for staging at least 654 performances during the First World War. Musical and variety shows were the most popular events, but IB
politics May Sinclair
Other Vice-Presidents at this time included Margaret Baillie-Reynolds , Marie Belloc Lowndes , Sarah Grand , Emily Morse Symonds , Margaret Woods , and Edith Zangwill .
Boll, Theophilus E. M. Miss May Sinclair: Novelist: A Biographical and Critical Introduction. Fairleigh Dickinson University Press.
Sinclair, however, could not approve the increasingly...
Reception Anne Grant
Interest in AG never really died out between her death and the early twentieth century. The decision of the Scottish History Society to include in its Publications, 1896, nearly a hundred pages of her...
Textual Production Ella Hepworth Dixon
She was offered this position by F. V. White on the strength of her novel The Story of a Modern Woman. As an editor she was following in the footsteps of her celebrated father


June 1908: The Women Writers' Suffrage League was established...

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June 1908


Paston, George, and Peter Quennell. "To Lord Byron". J. Murray, 1939.
Paston, George. A Bread and Butter Miss. Osgood, McIlvaine, 1895.
Paston, George. A Fair Deceiver. Harper and Brothers, 1898.
Paston, George. A Modern Amazon. Osgood, McIlvaine, 1894.
Paston, George. A Study in Prejudices. Hutchinson, 1895.
Paston, George. A Writer of Books. Chapman and Hall, 1898.
Paston, George. A Writer of Books. Academy Chicago Publishers, 1999.
Miller, Anita, and George Paston. “Afterword”. A Writer of Books, Academy Chicago Publishers, 1999, pp. 261-5.
Paston, George. At John Murray’s. J. Murray, 1932.
Paston, George. Clothes and the Woman. S. French, 1922.
Paston, George. Double or Quits. Samuel French, 1919.
Paston, George. Feed the Brute. Samuel French, 1909.
Stetz, Margaret, and George Paston. “Introduction”. A Writer of Books, Academy Chicago Publishers, 1999, p. v - xiv.
Paston, George. Lady Mary Wortley Montagu and Her Times. Methuen, 1907.
Paston, George. Little Memoirs of the Eighteenth Century. G. Richards, 1901.
Paston, George. Little Memoirs of the Nineteenth Century. Privately Printed, 1893.
Paston, George. Mrs. Delany (Mary Granville): A Memoir, 1700-1788. Grant Richards, 1900.
Paston, George, and George Paston. “Mrs. Grant of Laggan”. Little Memoirs of the Eighteenth Century, E. P. Dutton, 1901, pp. 237-96.
Paston, George. Nobody’s Daughter. The Stage Play Publishing Bureau, 1924.
Paston, George. Side-lights on the Georgian Period. Methuen, 1902.
Paston, George. Stars. Samuel French, 1925.
Paston, George. Stuffing. Samuel French, 1912.
Paston, George. The Career of Candida. Chapman and Hall, 1896.
Paston, George, and William Babington Maxwell. The Naked Truth. S. French, 1910.
Paston, George. The Parents’ Progress. S. French, 1910.