Women’s Writing in the British Isles from the Beginnings to the Present
Standard Name: Charles, Elizabeth
Birth Name: Elizabeth Rundle
Married Name: Elizabeth Charles
Married Name: Mrs Rundle Charles
Used Form: the author of Chronicles of the Schönberg-Cotta Family
Used Form: the author of Tales and Sketches of Christian Life
Used Form: the author of The Schönberg-Cotta Family
Used Form: the author of The Voice of Christian Life in Song
wrote novels, poems, and hymns, as well as books on historical and religious subjects. Her entire oeuvre is a testament to her vigorous evangelical convictions; her fiction typically marries religious didacticism with a spirited and readable style, compelling female narrators, and allusions ranging from chemistry to classical literature and aesthetic theory. EC
published at least fifty titles during her career in the latter half of the nineteenth century, sixteen with the Society for Promoting Christian Knowledge
. Her novels went through many editions, and she was widely read in the US.
One of the earliest books that Marie could remember was Pierre et Pierrette, a celebrated little text written by her grandmother Belloc
to improve the education of French village children. She grew up conscious...
As a child MBL
was never happy while visiting her mother's friend the religious writer Elizabeth Charles
, because of her acute consciousness that Charles's mother, Barbara Rundle
, disapproved strongly of her presence among...
Bessie Rayner Parkes
In later years she became friendly with hymn-writer Elizabeth Rundle Charles
Lowndes, Marie Belloc. I, Too, Have Lived in Arcadia. Macmillan, 1941.
One of her closest non-literary friends was Mary Merryweather
, a Quaker nurse who shared BRP
's interest in promoting standards of...