Kathleen Caffyn

Standard Name: Caffyn, Kathleen
Birth Name: Kathleen Hunt
Married Name: Kathleen Caffyn
Indexed Name: Mrs Mannington Caffyn
Pseudonym: Iota
KC was a New Woman novelist and short-story writer of the late nineteenth and early twentieth century who, throughout her career, worked under the pseudonym Iota. She was best known for her first novel, A Yellow Aster.


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Education Kate Parry Frye
She also educated herself through reading, and while still in her teens was recording her opinion of New Woman novels: Sarah Grand 's The Heavenly Twins, 1893, and Emma Frances Brooke 's A Superfluous...
Friends, Associates Ménie Muriel Dowie
As a public literary figure MMD moved amongst the major writers of her day. At the Women Writers' Dinner of the New Vagabonds Club in June 1895, she spoke alongside Adeline Sergeant , Christabel Coleridge
Friends, Associates Annie S. Swan
She also mentions a great many literary names. Among women writers whom she calls the stars of her generation were Mary Augusta Ward , Lucas Malet , Lucy Clifford , Sarah Grand , Violet Hunt
Textual Features Mona Caird
The Yellow Drawing-Room provides a foretaste of what were to be the themes of New Woman fiction. MC writes about hysteria, as a penalty supposed to be paid by women who diverge from their natural...
Textual Production Sarah Grand
An entire literary-social movement evolved alongside SG 's writings about the New Woman. New Woman fiction, amounting to a new genre, had already been produced by George Egerton in 1893, and was produced by Iota (Kathleen Caffyn)


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Caffyn, Kathleen. A Comedy in Spasms. Hutchinson, 1895.
Caffyn, Kathleen. A Quaker Grandmother. Hutchinson, 1896.
Caffyn, Kathleen. A Yellow Aster. Hutchinson, 1894.
Caffyn, Kathleen. Anne Mauleverer. Methuen, 1899.
Caffyn, Kathleen. Children of Circumstance. Hutchinson, 1894.
Caffyn, Kathleen. Mary Mirrilees. Hurst and Blackett, 1916.
Caffyn, Kathleen. Poor Max. Hutchinson, 1898.