Julia Kavanagh

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
As well as horticultural and artistic friends and associates, JL and her husband had literary friends, who included Robert Chambers and his wife Anne , Elizabeth Gaskell , Mary Howitt , Julia Kavanagh , Charles Dickens
Friends, Associates Ellen Wood
As she began to establish herself as a writer, EW became a friend of her fellow authors Anna Maria Hall , Julia Kavanagh , and Mary Howitt . The latter wrote her a complimentary letter...
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 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.
Kavanagh, Julia. French Women of Letters. Hurst and Blackett.
While admitting its deficiencies in incident and character, she praised its...
Literary responses Stéphanie-Félicité de Genlis
SFG 's importance to the influential Mary Wollstonecraft can be gauged from the way that Wollstonecraft used and built on her writings, recommended them, measured others by their standard, and also did not hesitate to...
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...
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...
Publishing George Eliot
At about the same time that GE took on the Westminster Review, she also began reviewing for The Leader, a weekly recently launched by Thornton Hunt and George Henry Lewes . Two uncomplimentary...
Reception Aphra Behn
The late-twentieth-century revival of serious literary interest in AB , instigated by feminist criticism, has reversed the situation described by William Beatty Warner with regard to her fiction, in which literary historians used Behn as...
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 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
While working for the Athenæum, she reviewed works by literary figures including Mary Russell Mitford , Elizabeth Gaskell , Harriet Beecher Stowe , Camilla Crosland , Anthony Trollope , George Eliot , Julia Kavanagh
Textual Production Ellen Wood
EW purchased the magazine from Alexander Strahan , who had decided to sell following the backlash prompted by Charles Reade 's sexually frank novel Griffith Gaunt. Her position as editor of a family magazine...
Theme or Topic Treated in Text Vernon Lee
In her first essay, Lee offers a summary analysis of the English novelistic tradition. Judging them especially, though not entirely, on their treatments of morality, she evaluates writers including Jane Austen , Maria Edgeworth ,...


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Kavanagh, Julia. A Summer and Winter in the Two Sicilies. Hurst and Blackett, 1858.
Kavanagh, Julia. Adèle. Hurst and Blackett, 1858.
Kavanagh, Julia. Beatrice. Hurst and Blackett, 1864.
Kavanagh, Julia. Daisy Burns. R. Bentley, 1853.
Kavanagh, Julia. English Women of Letters. Hurst and Blackett, 1862.
Kavanagh, Julia. English Women of Letters. Cambridge University Press, 2010, http://www.cambridge.org/series/sSeries.asp?code=CLOR.
Kavanagh, Julia, and C. W. Wood. Forget-Me-Nots. R. Bentley, 1878.
Kavanagh, Julia. French Women of Letters. Hurst and Blackett, 1862.
Kavanagh, Julia. Grace Lee. Smith, Elder, 1855.
Kavanagh, Julia. Madeleine. R. Bentley, 1848.
Kavanagh, Julia. Nathalie. H. Colburn, 1850.
Kavanagh, Julia. Nathalie. Hurst and Blackett, 1870.
Kavanagh, Julia. Queen Mab. Hurst and Blackett, 1863.
Kavanagh, Julia. Rachel Gray. Hurst and Blackett, 1856.
Kavanagh, Julia. Rachel Gray. D. Appleton, 1868.
Kavanagh, Julia. Seven Years, and Other Tales. Hurst and Blackett, 1859.
Kavanagh, Julia. Sybil’s Second Love. Hurst and Blackett, 1867.
Kavanagh, Julia. “The Montyon Prizes”. Chamber’s Miscellany, Vol.
Kavanagh, Bridget et al. The Pearl Fountain, and Other Fairy Tales. Chatto and Windus, 1876.
Kavanagh, Bridget et al. The Pearl Fountain, and Other Fairy Tales. Belford Brothers, 1877.
Kavanagh, Julia. The Three Paths. Chapman and Hall, 1847.
Kavanagh, Julia. Two Lilies. 1877.
Kavanagh, Julia. Woman in France. Smith, Elder, 1850.
Kavanagh, Julia. Women of Christianity. Smith, Elder, 1852.