Standard Name: Kavanagh, Julia
Birth Name: Julia Kavanagh
Indexed Name: J. K.
JK , a prolific novelist and biographer, published extensively in order to support herself and her invalid mother during the second half of the nineteenth century. She has since disappeared into relative obscurity. JK composed fifteen novels, often featuring independent women, along with four collections of biographical sketches, three short-story collections, and one children's story. She also published stories in a number of periodicals.
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|Friends, Associates||Jane Loudon|
|Friends, Associates||Ellen Wood|
|Intertextuality and Influence||Charlotte Brontë||
Its influence is evident in numerous nineteenth-century novels, including in Britain Julia Kavanagh 's Nathalie (1850)—which may in turn have influenced Villette—as well as the later The House on the Marsh (1882) by Florence Warden
|Literary responses||Sydney Owenson, Lady Morgan||
Professionally, Morgan was a notable success. She was a canny businesswoman, never afraid to assert herself against an established publisher or seek out a new one. This paid off in a remarkable level of earnings...
|Literary responses||Marie-Catherine d' Aulnoy||
Julia Kavanagh , author of French Women of Letters: Biographical Sketches, 1861, thought this was MCA 's only work written for grown-ups.
While admitting its deficiencies in incident and character, she praised its...
Kavanagh, Julia. French Women of Letters. Hurst and Blackett, 1862.
|Literary responses||Stéphanie-Félicité de Genlis|
|Publishing||Marie-Catherine d' Aulnoy||
First published in French in 1690, this was reprinted throughout and beyond the eighteenth century. Even in what nineteenth-century writer Julia Kavanagh calls the second year of the grim Republic, a publisher in Rouen brought...
|Textual Features||Vita Sackville-West||
VSW sees Behn as seductive, but appreciates her qualities of character as well as her sexuality. She clearly feels that the moment Behn inhabited, when a strong woman could make her way in a system...
|Textual Production||Ellen Wood|
|Textual Production||Elizabeth Gaskell||
The idea of self-improvement through writing and reading correlates to the strong emphasis in EG 's fiction on education and the impact of environment. This was undoubtedly influenced by a Unitarian intellectual background indebted to...
|Textual Production||Geraldine Jewsbury|
|Theme or Topic Treated in Text||Vernon Lee|
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