Standard Name: Strickland, Agnes
Birth Name: Agnes Strickland
AS , writing in the middle nineteenth century, won renown as a historian and biographer, particularly of the British royal family and particularly of its female members. In fact all of these books were co-authored by her sister Elizabeth , who, however, preferred that their books should appear in Agnes's name alone. AS also wrote poetry, songs, children's books, and novels.
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Susanna Moodie published her personal narrative Roughing It in the Bush; or, Life in Canada, dedicated to her sister Agnes Strickland , Author of the Lives of the Queens of England.
Moodie, Susanna, and Susan Glickman. Roughing It in the Bush. McClelland and Stewart, 1989.
As a small child she stood out among the family for her quite exceptional naughtiness, which in later years she put down to surplus energy and dramatic ideas.
When she began regular lessons, and...
Bridge, Ann. A Family of Two Worlds. Macmillan, 1955.
|Family and Intimate relationships||Elizabeth Strickland||
ES 's closest relationship in her family was that with her next sister, Agnes (1796-1874), together with whom she built her writing career. (From about mid-century if not earlier, their relationship was regularly disrupted by...
|Family and Intimate relationships||Susanna Moodie|
|Family and Intimate relationships||Catharine Parr Traill|
|Friends, Associates||Elizabeth Rigby|
|Friends, Associates||Eliza Lynn Linton||
Eliza Lynn met a number of women authors who were once applauded but later complacently forgotten . . . . as literary fossils.
She contended that Women who wrote were then few and far...
Linton, Eliza Lynn, and Beatrice Harraden. My Literary Life. Hodder and Stoughton, 1899.
|Friends, Associates||Jane Porter|
|Intertextuality and Influence||Mary Howitt|
|Intertextuality and Influence||Selina Bunbury|
|Intertextuality and Influence||Winifred Peck|
|Intertextuality and Influence||Jean Plaidy||
The following eighty or so novels that she wrote under this pseudonym garnered her a wide following. Even before becoming Jean Plaidy she had studied the business aspect of authorship and had learned that whatever...
A company in Salem, Massachusetts, issued what seems to be the earliest version of a game called Authors, whose object was to collect sets of cards bearing the names of writers and the...