Jean Ingelow

Standard Name: Ingelow, Jean
Birth Name: Jean Ingelow
Pseudonym: Orris
JI 's writings spanned the second half of the nineteenth century and led to an immense popularity during her lifetime. She published five volumes of poetry, eighteen works for children, five novels, and a verse drama, and received both fame and fortune for her works while she lived. Despite the continued appearance of new editions and anthologies, her death marked the almost immediate end of her reputation. Once considered a candidate for the poet laureateship and second only to Elizabeth Barrett Browning among women poets, she is now hardly remembered. In the early twenty-first century, however, some of her works were coming back into print.
Porter, Rosalind. “A Problem Solved: Authorship of Some Recollections of Jean Inglow and Her Early Friends”. Notes and Queries, Vol.
, No. 4, pp. 492-3.
Ingelow, Jean. The Monitions of the Unseen; and, Poems of Love and Childhood. Roberts Brothers.
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Anthologization Dora Greenwell
DG also contributed during this decade, in collaboration with Jean Ingelow , Caroline Norton , and several other women, to Home Thoughts and Home Scenes, In Original Poems, published in 1865, a book of poetry for children.
Friends, Associates Louisa May Alcott
LMA was a friend of, among others, Frances Hodgson Burnett , Ralph Waldo Emerson , who helped her family manage their financial difficulties, and Henry David Thoreau , who taught science to her and her...
Friends, Associates Christina Rossetti
Her literary connections expanded further with the publication of Goblin Market and Other Poems. Dora Greenwell approached her effusively by letter and Lewis Carroll was keen to photograph her and her family. In 1865...
Friends, Associates John Ruskin
JR 's social and intellectual network was extensive: amongst his acquaintances were Elizabeth Barrett and Robert Browning , Elizabeth Gaskell , Violet Hunt , Jean Ingelow , Flora Shaw , Jane Welsh Carlyle and Thomas Carlyle
Friends, Associates Dora Greenwell
During this time she came to know a number of other writers, including Jean Ingelow .
Blain, Virginia et al., editors. The Feminist Companion to Literature in English: Women Writers from the Middle Ages to the Present. Yale University Press; Batsford.
They first met when Ingelow came to have tea with Greenwell and her mother at their home in Durham...
Friends, Associates Bessie Rayner Parkes
Beginning in 1854, BRP and Barbara Leigh Smith participated in a society called the Portfolio Club in order to exhibit and share comment on their own and other women's artistic and literary creations. Other members...
Health Adelaide Procter
By the end of the year, she was confined to bed. She took comfort at this time in poetry by Jean Ingelow , particularly High Tide in Lincolnshire.
Parkes, Bessie Rayner. “In a Walled Garden, 1895”. Indiana University: Victorian Women Writers Project.
Intertextuality and Influence Mary Anne Barker
MAB 's subject-matter is most heterogenous, but she binds it all together by her directness and candour, her power of involving the reader in her joys and sorrows. In Death in Our New Home: New...
Intertextuality and Influence Mary Anne Barker
MAB 's discussion of schools leads her into an account of a visit made by the Norwegian missionary, Bishop Schreuder , to a later Zulu chief, Cetshwayo , taken from a blue-book or government report...
Intertextuality and Influence Rosa Nouchette Carey
Each chapter is given a title and an epigraph, among which lines from women writers (Jean Ingelow , Elizabeth Barrett Browning , Adelaide Anne Procter , Anne Brontë , Helen Marion Burnside ) are...
Intertextuality and Influence Rosa Nouchette Carey
In an interview of 1893, Helen C. Black described RNC as tall, slender, and erect with large blue-grey eyes with long lashes,soft dark hair, and a low, tuneful voice.
Black, Helen C. Notable Women Authors of the Day. Maclaren.
Carey revealed in this...
Literary responses Elizabeth Barrett Browning
EBB 's reputation fell sharply after the turn of the century. Virginia Woolf wittily remarked in the 1930s: fate has not been kind to Mrs Browning as a writer. Nobody reads her, nobody discusses her...
Literary responses Menella Bute Smedley
Henry Buxton Forman praised MBS 's poetry in his 1871 book of criticism on living poets. Classing her alongside Tennyson and Jean Ingelow in the Idyllic School, he nevertheless singled out her gift for...
Literary responses Dora Greenwell
This work was praised by her close family and by friends William Knight and Jean Ingelow , but DG avowed that she was pained . . . by the absence of any public notice.
Dorling, William. Memoirs of Dora Greenwell. James Clarke.
Reception Rosamund Marriott Watson
RMW 's retirement from Sylvia's Journal did not hinder her growing literary reputation. In April 1894 she was featured (as Graham R. Tomson and with a flattering photograph) alongside E. Nesbit , Christina Rossetti ,...


By 26 October 1972: Helen Gardner edited The New Oxford Book...

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By 26 October 1972

Helen Gardner edited The New Oxford Book of English Verse, 1250-1950, designed to update and replace Sir Arthur Quiller-Couch 's Oxford Book of English Verse, 1900.


Ingelow, Jean. A Rhyming Chronicle of Incidents and Feelings. Editor Harston, Edward, Longman, Brown, Green, and Longmans, 1850.
Ingelow, Jean. A Sister’s Bye-Hours. Alexander Strahan, 1868.
Ingelow, Jean. A Story of Doom, and Other Poems. Longmans, Green, 1867.
Ingelow, Jean. Allerton and Dreux. Wertheim, 1851.
Ingelow, Jean. Don John. Sampson Low, Marston, Searle, and Rivington, 1881.
Ingelow, Jean et al. Home Thoughts and Home Scenes. Routledge, Warne and Routledge, 1865.
Ingelow, Jean. Lyrical and Other Poems. Longmans, Green, 1886.
Ingelow, Jean. Mopsa the Fairy. Longman, Brown, Green, and Longmans, 1869.
Ingelow, Jean et al. Mopsa the Fairy. J. M. Dent and Sons, 1964.
Ingelow, Jean. Off the Skelligs. H. S. King, 1872.
Ingelow, Jean. Off the Skelligs. C. Kegan Paul, 1879.
Ingelow, Jean. Poems. Roberts Brothers, 1863.
Ingelow, Jean. Poems. Longman, Green, Longman, Roberts, and Green, 1863.
Ingelow, Jean. Poems. Longmans, Green, 1874.
Ingelow, Jean. Poems. Longmans, Green, 1885.
Ingelow, Jean. Poems. Roberts Brothers, 1896.
Ingelow, Jean. Sarah de Berenger. Low, Marston, 1879.
Ingelow, Jean. Songs of Seven. Roberts Brothers, 1866.
Ingelow, Jean. Studies for Stories. A. Strahan, 1864.
Ingelow, Jean, and Sir John Everett Millais. Studies for Stories. Alexander Strahan, 1866.
Ingelow, Jean. The Monitions of the Unseen; and, Poems of Love and Childhood. Roberts Brothers, 1871.
Ingelow, Jean et al. The New Poems of Jean Ingelow, J. G. Whittier, H. W. Longfellow. Belford Bros., 1876.
Ingelow, Jean et al. To the Land of Fair Delight. Franklin Watts, 1960.