Marilyn Butler

Standard Name: Butler, Marilyn


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Birth Maria Edgeworth
ME was born at Black Bourton in Oxfordshire, home of her mother's family.
ME 's biographer Marilyn Butler , in a footnote, discusses the different dates ascribed to her birth—1 January 1767 or 1768...
Health Maria Edgeworth
Her biographer Marilyn Butler surmises that she probably found some consolation for this illness in the fact that it brought her her father's undivided attention.
Butler, Marilyn. Maria Edgeworth: A Literary Biography. Clarendon, 1972.
Literary responses Helen Maria Williams
The book had a good review, perhaps by Mary Wollstonecraft , in the Analytical for December 1790. The interesting, unaffected letters which this pleasing writer has now presented to the public
Wollstonecraft, Mary. The Works of Mary Wollstonecraft. Todd, Janet and Marilyn ButlerEditors , Pickering, 1989.
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reminded the...
Publishing Maria Edgeworth
This was not the first collected edition, and another followed in 1848.
Butler, Marilyn. Maria Edgeworth: A Literary Biography. Clarendon, 1972.
In 1999-2003 her works appeared in a scholarly 12-volume set from Pickering and Chatto , edited by Marilyn Butler and Mitzi Myers .
Reception Maria Edgeworth
Scholarly and critical work on her ever since Marilyn Butler 's literary biography, 1972, has amassed a significant body of new understanding. In 2009 Susan Egenolf discussed her work in political fiction along with some...
Textual Production Jane Austen
This epistolary novella would thus be associated with a visit to the Austen family of the recently widowed Eliza de Feuillide (JA 's cousin, and later her sister-in-law). Eliza was nothing like the scheming...
Textual Production Mary Wollstonecraft
Modern editions of MW began in the 1970s. Ralph M. Wardle edited her Collected Letters in 1979. Her Collected Works have been edited by Marilyn Butler and Janet Todd in seven volumes. MW is one...


Thomas Day anonymously published The History of Sandford and Merton, a didactic book for children in three volumes (the second published in 1786).
Three formerly male-only Oxford colleges each elected its first female head: Marilyn Butler became Rector of Exeter , Averil Cameron Warden of Keble , and Jessica Rawson Warden of Merton .