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, 2001.
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...