was one of those claiming serious status for the novel by literary allusion. She uses Horace
on her title-page, Pope
to head the whole novel, and for chapter-headings Chaucer
Intertextuality and Influence
E. M. Hull
She purportedly used the pseudonym E. M. Hullfor fear of disgracing her family.
Melman, Billie. Women and the Popular Imagination in the Twenties. Macmillan, 1988.
She wrote her first novel for personal distraction
Beauman, Nicola. A Very Great Profession: The Woman’s Novel 1914-39. Virago, 1983.
while her husband
was away during the First World War; she...
She published this with Longman
, signing her preface Helena Wells Whitford, though the title-page says only by the Author of the Step-Mother. Subscribers included Joanna Baillie
and Anne Hunter
. The title-page...
At the date of the novel's main action the French Revolution is in progress; Olivia and Adelaide have a brush with mob violence as they travel through France early in the story. In India the...
published (after a delay; she had finished writing it by 1832) The Captives in India, which advertises its indebtedness to Eliza Fay
's published letters.
Athenæum. J. Lection.
344 (1834): 410
Theme or Topic Treated in Text
Ketaki Kushari Dyson
She considers a wide range of journalists and memoirists, particularly the lesser-known writers, embarking on a recuperative effort. Her purpose in illuminating the literary, historical, and sociological significance of the journals and memoirs was to...