Catherine Gore

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Standard Name: Gore, Catherine
Birth Name: Catherine Grace Frances Moody
Married Name: Catherine Grace Frances Gore
Nickname: the Poetess
Pseudonym: Albany Poyntz
Pseudonym: The Authoress of The Manners of the Day
CG wrote during the earlier nineteenth century, for needed cash to help support her family.
Baird, Rebecca Lynne Russell. Catherine Frances Gore, the Silver-Fork School, and "Mothers and Daughters": True Views of Society in Early Nineteenth-Century Britain. University of Arkansas.
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Her publications over more than three decades totalled above 70 titles running to 200 volumes:
Gore, Catherine. “Introduction”. Gore on Stage: The Plays of Catherine Gore, edited by John Franceschina, Garland, 1999, pp. 1 - 34.
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poetry, plays (though not all her eleven plays performed on the London stage were published), tales, and more particularly novels. She also edited a gift book and contributed articles to magazines. Many of her novel titles flag their particular interest for women readers. Many have European (often historical) settings. Those set in London show sharp awareness of its social stratification, the gulf between fashionable and non-fashionable addresses or accessories, the careless arrogance of those at the top, the snobbish, humiliating struggle of those not quite at the top. Many dramatise the conflict between old and new money, in which the central female figure serves as object of symbolic exchange, as trophy wife. A leading silver-fork novelist, CG kept up her attention to issues of class after the silver-fork moment ended.
Black and white reproduction of an unknown artist's portrait of Catherine Gore, 1848. Her hair is in short curls with a middle parting, and she is wearing a dress with a large floral-patterned collar, that leaves her shoulders bare.
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Connections

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Family and Intimate relationships Caroline Clive
At around the age of twenty, Caroline Meysey-Wigley (later CC ) developed feelings of passionate friendship for another young woman a couple of years her senior: Catherine Moody (later the novelist Catherine Gore ). The...
Fictionalization Lucie Duff Gordon
LDG was an inspiration to several of her literary peers. George Meredith probably had her in mind in drawing his character Lady Dunstane in Diana of the Crossways. (His Lady Dunstane is a close...
Friends, Associates Mary Shelley
MS also met the leading women writers of her later years: Jane Porter , Catherine Gore , Caroline Norton , and LEL . She was friendly, too, with Thomas Moore , Prosper Mérimée , Washington Irving
Friends, Associates 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...
Friends, Associates Georgiana Chatterton
In Italy GC met one of her closest friends, Helen Selina Blackwood , Caroline Norton 's elder sister.
Dering, Edward Heneage, and Georgiana Chatterton. Memoirs of Georgiana, Lady Chatterton. Hurst and Blackett, 1878.
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Blain, Virginia, Patricia Clements, and Isobel Grundy, editors. The Feminist Companion to Literature in English: Women Writers from the Middle Ages to the Present. Yale University Press; Batsford, 1990.
Back in England, she met and liked Walter Savage Landor .
Dering, Edward Heneage, and Georgiana Chatterton. Memoirs of Georgiana, Lady Chatterton. Hurst and Blackett, 1878.
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She moved and entertained...
Friends, Associates Sydney Owenson, Lady Morgan
In London in 1824 she had a socially unsuccessful meeting with Wordsworth , who was by now a thorough reactionary in politics. He went to some pains to snub her; she refused to notice this...
Friends, Associates Caroline Clive
CC remained a close friend of her early passion Catherine Gore .
Blain, Virginia, Patricia Clements, and Isobel Grundy, editors. The Feminist Companion to Literature in English: Women Writers from the Middle Ages to the Present. Yale University Press; Batsford, 1990.
She was also acquainted with Mary Russell Mitford , whom she described as priggy,
Clive, Caroline. Caroline Clive. Clive, MaryEditor , Bodley Head, 1949.
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Elizabeth Barrett Browning ,
Blain, Virginia, Patricia Clements, and Isobel Grundy, editors. The Feminist Companion to Literature in English: Women Writers from the Middle Ages to the Present. Yale University Press; Batsford, 1990.
and Harriet Martineau
Friends, Associates Coventry Patmore
CP 's early contacts included Alfred Tennyson , Robert Browning , Thomas Carlyle , Ralph Waldo Emerson , and John Ruskin . Later in life, he knew Gerard Manley Hopkins and Edmund Gosse . Among...
Intertextuality and Influence Anna Brownell Jameson
An early review from the Westminster Review mentions its dislike of mixing a guide-book and a romance
Johnston, Judith. Anna Jameson: Victorian, Feminist, Woman of Letters. Scolar Press, 1997.
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before going on to censure the author for her inadmissable lie about the authenticity of the diary....
Intertextuality and Influence Marguerite Gardiner, Countess of Blessington
The elderly lady, Lady Arabella, represents a chilly view of the English aristocracy. She opens her story with a paean in praise of past times and in dispraise of the present: How interminably long the...
Leisure and Society Eliza Lynn Linton
In London, Eliza Lynn drank in artistic life. She championed the singing of Jenny Lind against those who preferred Alboni or Malibran. She performed for Samuel Laurence the role of uninformed art critic or foolometer...
Literary responses Frances Trollope
Mary Russell Mitford spoke for the more conventional side of early nineteenth-century opinion when she wrote that in spite of her terrible coarseness, [she] has certainly done two or three marvelously clever things.
Mitford, Mary Russell. The Life of Mary Russell Mitford: Told by Herself in Letters To Her Friends. L’Estrange, Alfred Guy KinghamEditor , Harper and Brothers, 1870.
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Literary responses Julia Pardoe
This book was praised by Elizabeth Barrett Browning .
Matthew, Henry Colin Gray, Brian Harrison, and Lawrence Goldman, editors. Oxford Dictionary of National Biography.
Kadar credits Pardoe and Catherine Gore as the first British writers to observe the modern form of nationalism that was emerging in Hungary in the mid-nineteenth...
Occupation William Harrison Ainsworth
The son of a solicitor, he entered the same profession but left to pursue his literary ambitions. He wrote many historical novels. As editor or proprietor of Bentley's Magazine, Ainsworth's Magazine, and the...
Other Life Event Elizabeth Barrett Browning
Elizabeth Barrett 's beloved Flush was again dognapped.
The year after this Catherine Gore published a novel narrated by a dog, The Story of a Royal Favourite, which features this mode of extortion by...

Timeline

7 October 1571
At the battle of Lepanto on the Gulf of Corinth, Turkish or Muslim sea power was crushed by Venetian and Spanish forces commanded by Don John of Austria .
1752
Francis Coventry anonymously published The History of Pompey the Little; or, the life and adventures of a lap-dog, a novelà clef which satirizes Pompey's successive owners.
1826
William Saunders and Edward John Otley established themselves as the lending-library and bookselling firm of Saunders and Otley at 50 Conduit Street, London.
3 June 1829
Publisher Henry Colburn went into partnership with Richard Bentley (1794 - ­1871) (who, in order to do this, had just dissolved the partnership between himself and his brother Samuel Bentley as printers).
June 1843
Ben Webster , manager of the Haymarket , announced a play-writing contest.
17 August 1847
The duchesse de Praslin was murdered by her husband in their home in Paris. He attempted to conceal his guilt, then took poison and died during his trial.