Standard Name: Brunton, Mary
Birth Name: Mary Balfour
Married Name: Mary Brunton
Pseudonym: The Author of Self-Control
MB , whose early-nineteenth-century writing career was cut short by her early death, was a highly intelligent, moralistic novelist, who also left journals, prayers, and some letters.
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|Friends, Associates||Elizabeth Hamilton||
While in Wales they visited Lady Eleanor Butler and Sarah Ponsonby (the ladies of Llangollen) and in the Lakes they stayed with Elizabeth Smith and her family.
In Edinburgh in 1803...
Benger, Elizabeth Ogilvy. Memoirs of the late Mrs. Elizabeth Hamilton. Longman, Hurst, Rees, Orme and Brown, 1818.
Smith, Elizabeth. Fragments, In Prose and Verse. Bowdler, Henrietta MariaEditor , Richard Cruttwell, 1811.
|Friends, Associates||Eliza Fletcher||
Hamilton, herself a conservative, set about de-demonizing EF 's political reputation. She had good success in persuading her friends that Mrs Fletcher was not the ferocious Democrat she had been represented, and that she neither...
|Intertextuality and Influence||Henrietta Maria Bowdler|
|Literary responses||Barbara Hofland|
|Literary responses||Catherine Sinclair|
JA 's letters divide her critics. Many find them deplorably lacking in dignity and especially in sympathy; others believe that she renders the intimacies of oral relationship into written texts more successfully than almost any...
|Textual Features||Lady Charlotte Bury||
LCB 's novel opens sixteen years after the elopement, with Lady Howard, divorced and re-married, deeply wounded when her daughter is forbidden to play with the daughter of a more respectable peeress. For her, as...
|Textual Production||Sara Maitland|
|Textual Production||Catherine Fanshawe|
|Textual Production||Ann Taylor Gilbert||
She altered the magazine's policy, reviewing Mary Brunton 's Self-Control, and then Maria Edgeworth 's Tales, I forget which series,
although until then it had not been customary in that work...
Gilbert, Ann Taylor. Autobiography and Other Memorials of Mrs. Gilbert. Gilbert, JosiahEditor , H. S. King, 1874.
|Theme or Topic Treated in Text||Anne Grant||
She likes her reading to be strenuous: she recommends Jane Austen 's Mansfield Park as light reading,
and says she would be happy to give a whole summer to Laetitia-Matilda Hawkins 's The...
Grant, Anne. Memoir and Correspondence of Mrs. Grant of Laggan. Grant, John PeterEditor , Longman, Brown, Green, and Longmans, 1844.
|Theme or Topic Treated in Text||Anne Katharine Elwood|
|Theme or Topic Treated in Text||Susan Ferrier|
|Travel||Lydia Howard Sigourney||
Like other nineteeth-century travellers (the trend is visible in Mary Brunton in 1812) she visited social and charitable institutions—[s]chools, hospitals, prisons, and asylums—as well as historic houses, castles, and beauty spots.
“Dictionary of Literary Biography online”. Gale Databases: Literature Resource Center-LRC.