Eliza Fay

Standard Name: Fay, Eliza
Birth Name: Eliza
Married Name: Eliza Fay
EF , a traveller and businesswoman of the late eighteenth and early nineteenth century, wrote lively, observant, opinionated travel diaries and letters which did well when she printed them.


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Intertextuality and Influence Dorothea Primrose Campbell
DPC 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 , Shakespeare , Goldsmith ...
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.
She wrote her first novel for personal distraction
Beauman, Nicola. A Very Great Profession: The Woman’s Novel 1914-39. Virago.
while her husband was away during the First World War; she...
Publishing Helena Wells
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...
Textual Features Barbara Hofland
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...
Textual Production Barbara Hofland
BH 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...


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Forster, E. M., and Eliza Fay. “Introductory Note”. Original Letters from India, Hogarth Press, 1925, pp. 7-24.
Fay, Eliza. Original Letters from India. 1817.
Fay, Eliza, and E. M. Forster. Original Letters from India. Hogarth Press, 1925.