Charlotte McCarthy

Standard Name: McCarthy, Charlotte
Birth Name: Charlotte McCarthy
Pseudonym: A Gentlewoman
Pseudonym: Prudentia Christiania
CMC was a mid-eighteenth-century writer of common genres like poetry and romance in idiosyncratic forms. She voices strong and equally idiosyncratic social, political, and theological opinions. Her expressions of female friendship sound like love. She was an Irish patriot who took a serious interest in denominational doctrine. In later years her interest in religion became pervasive and somewhat eccentric.


Connections Sort descending Author name Excerpt
politics Hannah Lynch
The League itself, headed by Anna Parnell , was an off-shoot of the Irish Land League , and was the very first political association of Irish women. Lynch was secretary of the London branch while...
Textual Production Jane West
JW published with the Minerva Press , under the name of the fictional Prudentia Homespun, The Advantages of Education, or, The History of Maria Williams. A Tale for Misses and their Mammas.


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McCarthy, Charlotte. A Letter from a Lady to the Bishop of London. J. Brown.
McCarthy, Charlotte. Justice and Reason. printed for the author, 1767.
McCarthy, Charlotte. News from Parnassus. S. Powell, 1757.
McCarthy, Charlotte. The Author and Bookseller. printed for the author.
McCarthy, Charlotte. The Fair Moralist. printed for the author, 1745.
McCarthy, Charlotte. The Fair Moralist; or, Love and Virtue. B. Stichall, 1746.