Elizabeth Thomas

Standard Name: Thomas, Elizabeth,, b. 1771
Birth Name: Elizabeth Wolferstan
Married Name: Elizabeth Thomas
Pseudonym: Martha Homely
Pseudonym: Mrs Bridget Bluemantle
Pseudonym: An Old Wife of Twenty Years
Pseudonym: The Author of Purity of Heart
Under two successive pseudonyms, Elizabeth Thomas , was both novelist and poet. Late in life she explained that during her youth, in the days of the great Romantics, publishing poetry took more confidence than she possessed, though she smuggled some of it into her novels as chapter-headings.


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Fictionalization Lady Caroline Lamb
From the date of Byron's death, LCL lived with a constant succession of revelations in celebrity memoirs, which often contained something hurtful to herself. Thomas Medwin , whom she respected as a truth-teller, printed an...
Textual Features Sarah Scudgell Wilkinson
The tales are The Bandit of Florence, and the Fugitive Nun and Imbecility of Mind, which is addressed to the author of Purity of Heart (that is, Elizabeth Thomas —who in this novel of...
Textual Production Lady Caroline Lamb
An odd spin-off from LCL 's desire to make herself into a professional writer was her project for a pocket diary or almanac. These ephemeral publications were repositories of useful information of many kinds as...


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