Selina Davenport

Standard Name: Davenport, Selina
Birth Name: Selina Granville Wheler
Pseudonym: A Lady
Self-constructed Name: Mrs Granville
Although or because she was harrassed by poverty, SD published, between 1813 and 1834, eleven novels (mostly with the Minerva Press ) which the Feminist Companion calls effective if stereotyped,
Blain, Virginia et al., editors. The Feminist Companion to Literature in English: Women Writers from the Middle Ages to the Present. Yale University Press; Batsford.
as well as mostly unidentified short fiction.


Connections Sort descending Author name Excerpt
Family and Intimate relationships Hester Mulso Chapone
The shock was terrible to her; her long-continued grief and mourning would be thought by many people exaggerated. There were rumours that she had not been happy in her marriage. These were vigorously denied by...
Textual Production Barbarina Brand, Baroness Dacre
Petrarch enjoyed great popularity in England at this time, in large part owing to the scholarly work of Susannah Dobson . Other poets channelled his voice (like Charlotte Smith, Anne Bannerman, Ann Yearsley, and Mary...
Textual Production Jane Porter
In her later years JP wrote for military and popular journals,
McLean, Thomas. “Jane Porter’s Later Works, 1825–1846”. Harvard Library Bulletin, Vol.
, No. 2, pp. 45-62.
gift-books and annuals (beginning with Friendship's Offering for 1826, which was published in Novewmber 1825) and including Fraser's Magazine, Samuel Hall 's...


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Davenport, Selina. An Angel’s Form and a Devil’s Heart. A Novel. Minerva, 1818.
Davenport, Selina. Donald Monteith, The Handsomest Man of the Age. A Novel. Minerva, 1815.
Davenport, Selina. Italian Vengeance and English Forbearance. A Romance. A. K. Newman, 1828.
Davenport, Selina. Leap Year; or Woman’s Privilege. A Novel. Minerva, 1817.
Davenport, Selina. Personation. A Novel. A. K. Newman, 1834.
Davenport, Selina. Preference. A Novel. Minerva Press, 1824.
Davenport, Selina. The Hypocrite; or, The Modern Janus. A Novel. Minerva, 1814.
Davenport, Selina. The Original of the Miniature. A Novel. Minerva, 1816.
Davenport, Selina. The Sons of the Viscount and the Daughters of the Earl. Colburn, 1813.
Davenport, Selina. The Unchanged. A Novel. A. K. Newman, 1832.