Mary Cholmondeley

Standard Name: Cholmondeley, Mary
Birth Name: Mary Cholmondeley
Pseudonym: Pax
MC wrote mainly popular fiction in the late nineteenth and early twentieth centuries that was often both melodramatic and satiric. Her corpus includes novels, short stories, family memoirs, and some articles. It was largely ignored by critics for many years, but the emergence of feminist criticism led to reconsideration of her writing and its place in the New Woman movement.


Connections Sort descending Author name Excerpt
Family and Intimate relationships Stella Benson
The novelist Mary Cholmondeley was SB 's aunt.
Friends, Associates Marie Belloc Lowndes
MBL was an early member of Mary Cholmondeley 's Give and Take Club for women writers, and a founding member of another women's luncheon club, the Thirty . This included women from all walks of...
Friends, Associates Mary Elizabeth Braddon
The Maxwells had frequent house guests and entertained regularly at both their houses. Later friends and acquaintances included Robert Browning , Mary Cholmondeley , Sir Arthur Conan Doyle , Ford Madox Ford , Thomas Hardy
Friends, Associates Rhoda Broughton
RB 's vitality, sincerity, and pungent wit gained her the friendship of some of the most notable people of her day.
Stephen, Sir Leslie, and Sidney Lee, editors. The Dictionary of National Biography. Smith, Elder.
Her wide circle of friends and acquaintances included Henry James (the two became extremely...
politics Marie Belloc Lowndes
The letter challenged a recent antisuffragist manifesto, and stressed three points from Prime Minister Asquith 's statement to suffragists of 14 August. The points were that women had rendered as effective service to their country...
Reception Marie Belloc Lowndes
Samuel Hynes in the Times Literary Supplement called this book a delight and its author a remarkable woman, yet he introduced his notice with some sweeping, casually sexist comment on that monstrous regiment of writing...
Textual Production Stella Benson
SB 's first novel, I Pose, was published by Macmillan and Company , who also published the novels of her aunt Mary Cholmondeley .
Bedell, R. Meredith. Stella Benson. Twayne.


1898: The publishing firm of Richard Bentley and...

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The publishing firm of Richard Bentley and Son , dating from 1 September 1832, was sold for eight thousand pounds to Macmillan .

November-December 1906: Mediation in the Book WarRSC: link to other...

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November-December 1906

Mediation in the Book War (of the Times Book Club against the Net Book Agreement) was attempted unsuccessfully by an unofficial committee composed of several eminent authors.


Cholmondeley, Mary. Red Pottage. Edward Arnold, 1899.
Cholmondeley, Mary. The Danvers Jewels. R. Bentley, 1887.
Cholmondeley, Mary. “The Danvers Jewels”. Temple Bar, Vol.
, pp. 1 - 30, 161.
Cholmondeley, Mary. The Romance of His Life. John Murray, 1921.
Cholmondeley, Mary. Under One Roof. John Murray, 1918.
Cholmondeley, Mary. “Votes for Men”. The Romance of His Life, John Murray, 1921, pp. 200-15.