Charles Bray

Standard Name: Bray, Charles


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Employer George Eliot
Mary Ann Evans (later GE ) began working as an assistant on the Coventry Herald, owned by her friend Charles Bray ; her duties included reviewing and writing articles on a wide range of subjects.
Karl, Frederick R. George Eliot: Voice of a Century. W.W. Norton.
Family and Intimate relationships Mary Elizabeth Braddon
While appearing on stage MEB must have found it a challenge to protect herself from unwanted sexual attentions. She attracted the attention, apparently without meeting disapproval from her mother, of newspaper proprietor Charles Bray (who...
Friends, Associates Jane Hume Clapperton
Her interest in social reform brought her into friendship with Charles Bray of Coventry, and her involvement with the feminist movement led to personal friendships with many of its leaders. She became, for instance, one...
Friends, Associates George Eliot
Mary Ann Evans (later GE ) established formative friendships with Cara Bray , her husband Charles , and her sister, Sara Hennell .
Ashton, Rosemary. George Eliot: A Life. Hamish Hamilton.
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Friends, Associates Constance Naden
CN was a friend of the two poets who shared the name Michael Field (who also came from Birmingham) and of the medical doctor Elizabeth Garrett Anderson (who presumably did not hold against her the...
Friends, Associates Mary Elizabeth Braddon
She later suppressed and then downplayed the extent of her acting experience, but she retained some friendships from this era, including actress Florence Haydon and managers William Creswick and Henry Nye Chart (to whom she...
Intertextuality and Influence Jane Hume Clapperton
In her youth she had been part of a circle that included Charles Bray and George Eliot .
Crawford, Elizabeth. The Women’s Suffrage Movement: A Reference Guide, 1866-1928. Routledge.
Though she never met the latter, she credited Eliot (along with Mary Wollstonecraft and Harriet Martineau
politics George Eliot
Mary Ann Evans (later GE ) sided with Robert Owen , John Bright , and their mutual friend Charles Bray , chairman of the local Anti-Corn Law League , in opposing the Corn Laws.
Karl, Frederick R. George Eliot: Voice of a Century. W.W. Norton.
Publishing George Eliot
Mary Ann Evans (later GE ) published a number of anonymous articles in the Coventry Herald, at this time owned by her friend Charles Bray .
Haight, Gordon S. George Eliot: A Biography. Oxford University Press.
Residence Jane Hume Clapperton
She spent almost her whole life in Edinburgh, though she apparently lived for some time in the West Midlands near Coventry, where she moved in the circle of Charles Bray (social reformer and...
Textual Features Mary Elizabeth Braddon
The philanthropic aristocrat Charles Raymond in this story is based on MEB 's friend Charles Bray .
Carnell, Jennifer. The Literary Lives of Mary Elizabeth Braddon: A Study of Her Life and Work. Sensation Press.
Wolff sees Isabel (who during her youth lives as did MEB in Camberwell) as a kind...
Textual Production George Eliot
As she began to form intellectual friendships, her letters became a record of her critical and literary mind. Biographer Rosemary Ashton traces her fictional side to a letter she addressed to Charles Bray in October...


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