began publishing in 1885. During this decade she became friends with classical scholar and poet Andrew Lang
, who advanced her career as a writer.
Birch, Catherine Elizabeth. Evolutionary Feminism in Late-Victorian Women’s Poetry: Mathilde Blind, Constance Naden and May Kendall. University of Birmingham.
Although she was never part of a literary...
During the second half of her life, from 1898, MK
gave up writing fiction to focus on social reform, a shift that culminated in the appearance of How the Labourer Lives in 1913.
Thesing, William B., editor. Dictionary of Literary Biography 240. Gale Research.
In the twentieth century, MK
re-focused her talents on non-fiction [and] sociological investigations with members of the Rowntree family. She first worked with John Wilhelm Rowntree
on a series of powerful essays in his York...