Anna Maria Hall
Standard Name: Hall, Anna Maria
Birth Name: Anna Maria Fielding
Married Name: Anna Maria Hall
Used Form: Mrs Samuel Carter Hall
Used Form: Mrs S. C. Hall
AMH was an extremely prolific writer whose literary career spanned the pre- and later Victorian periods. She wrote many stories, nine novels, some children's literature, three plays, a pamphlet, and a travel book. She also worked as an editor and wrote several pieces in support of the temperance movement. Her fiction participated in mid-century debates over the plight of governesses and the position of women generally. Much of her work served to sustain stereotypes of Irish national character.
|Connections Sort descending||Author name||Excerpt|
|Anthologization||Mary Cowden Clarke|
|Cultural formation||Rosina Bulwer Lytton, Baroness Lytton|
|Cultural formation||Grace Aguilar||
GA 's writings treat in detail the Jewish faith to which she strongly adhered, and she often focuses on the persecution and prejudice which Jews suffered throughout the nineteenth century, as well as historically. As...
|Education||Mary Elizabeth Braddon|
GA , a voracious
reader, was educated chiefly by her mother and directed in her studies by both parents. Anna Maria Hall reported that GA had learned to read almost by intuition
Abrahams, Beth-Zion. “Grace Aguilar: A Centenary Tribute”. Transactions of the Jewish Historical Society of England, pp. 137 - 48.
Hall, Anna Maria, and Frederick William Fairholt. Pilgrimages to English Shrines. Arthur Hall, Virtue, 1853.
|Family and Intimate relationships||Mary Elizabeth Braddon||
The public was scandalized by their adulterous relationship. When the editor of his St. James's Magazine, Anna Maria Hall , inquired after the health of his wife, Maxwell replied that she was defunct but...
|Family and Intimate relationships||Maria Jane Jewsbury||
Early in 1831 she had refused Fletcher 's first proposal. Despite her father 's strong opposition,
she finally consented when Fletcher proposed again in March.
Fryckstedt, Monica Correa. “The Hidden Rill: The Life and Career of Maria Jane Jewsbury, II”. Bulletin of the John Rylands University Library of Manchester, No. 1, The Library, pp. 450 - 73.
Anna Maria Hall tried her best to...
Clarke, Norma. Ambitious Heights. Routledge, 1990.
Espinasse, Francis, and Francis Espinasse. “Maria Jane Jewsbury”. Lancashire Worthies: Second Series, Simpkin, Marshall; John Heywood, 1877, pp. 323 - 39.
|Friends, Associates||Mary Anne Duffus Hardy|
|Friends, Associates||Florence Nightingale|
|Friends, Associates||Margaret Oliphant|
|Friends, Associates||Mary Howitt||
Those they met there included the literary couples Samuel and Anna Hall , and Alaric and Zillah Watts (the latter couple's eldest son eventually married the Howitts' elder daughter, Anna Mary.)
Once they were...
Woodring, Carl Ray. Victorian Samplers: William and Mary Howitt. University of Kansas Press, 1952.
|Friends, Associates||Mrs Alexander||
In London, Annie French joined a literary circle which included Anna Maria Hall , Eliza Lynn Linton , and W. H. Wills , co-editor of Household Words.
Linton introduced her to author Joshua Davidson
Sutherland, John. The Stanford Companion to Victorian Fiction. Stanford University Press, 1989.
Stephen, Sir Leslie, and Sidney Lee, editors. The Dictionary of National Biography. Smith, Elder, 1908.
|Friends, Associates||Geraldine Jewsbury|
|Friends, Associates||Lydia Howard Sigourney|
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