Helen Heineman

Standard Name: Heineman, Helen


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death Frances Trollope
Her tombstone was engraved with a Latin inscription, which translates in part to: Here lies what was mortal of Frances Trollope—but her special spirit is divine, and her memory seeks no marble monument.
Heineman, Helen. Mrs. Trollope: The Triumphant Feminine in the Nineteenth Century. Ohio University Press.
255, 297
Family and Intimate relationships Frances Trollope
Thomas Adolphus writes in his autobiography of his and his siblings' positive experiences with their mother: [a]ll our happiest hours were spent with her; and to any one of us a tête-à-tête with her was...
Friends, Associates Frances Trollope
Frances's earliest friendships were forged with intelligent young women like herself, such as Marianne Gabell , a headmaster's daughter. She also socialized with older women, including Mrs George Mitford , the mother of Mary Russell Mitford
Intertextuality and Influence Frances Trollope
Heineman suggests that FT 's interest in women's characters and position greatly influenced her son's writing: Alone among the great male writers of his century, Anthony produced vibrant, robust, and complex female characters ....
Leisure and Society Frances Trollope
Though FT had been a popular person in the places where she had lived in England, she did not fare as well with the American elite. Heineman suggests that the combination of her highly visible...
Literary responses Frances Trollope
Domestic Manners, remains FT 's best-known work. Her biting indictment of American life caused an immediate sensation, selling exceedingly well in both England and America. She was, and continues to be, both denounced...
Literary responses Frances Trollope
Though FT continues to be viewed as a caustic, prejudiced critic of unfamiliar social manners, as well as a snobbish middle-class Englishwoman eager to attack those she perceived to be beneath her, her travel journals...
Literary responses Frances Trollope
Heineman refers to this response when she claims the most intriguing aspect of the novel for most critics was the reversal of traditional sex roles. All the male characters are feeble, contemptible, and easily ruled...
Literary responses Frances Trollope
Remembering her satiric tone in Domestic Manners, the Athenæum reviewer noted that FTwrites throughout in a kindlier spirit than we had anticipated.
Athenæum. J. Lection.
351 (1834): 529
Another reviewer, too, described her tone here as...
politics Frances Trollope
In preparation for her 1840 novel Michael Armstrong, FT travelled to Manchester to look into the conditions of children working in factories. This research visit inspired her outspoken writings against child labour and the...
Reception Frances Trollope
Heineman claims reception was poor in England as well as America because the cultural climate in the former was beginning to resemble that of the latter; because of this, controls on women's behaviour were seen...
Reception Anthony Trollope
Helen Heineman , biographer of AT 's mother, argues that his vibrant, robust, and complex female characters and the way their predicament as women is presented, all owe their being to Frances Trollope 's literary...
Reception Frances Trollope
Helen Heineman finds that for some time this book moves like an exciting mystery story, but that it then declines into melodrama, and Hargrave himself becomes a monstrosity.
Heineman, Helen. Mrs. Trollope: The Triumphant Feminine in the Nineteenth Century. Ohio University Press.
However, she agrees with the Athenæum...
Reception Frances Trollope
Helen Heineman describes this book as a pastiche of seances, mesmerism, Roman Catholic conversions, wicked guardians, and social class snobbery that displays a distinct decline
Heineman, Helen. Mrs. Trollope: The Triumphant Feminine in the Nineteenth Century. Ohio University Press.
in FT 's writing abilities.
Residence Frances Trollope
FT had planned to live at Carlton Hill in the Lake District near her daughter Cecilia . However, after less than a year, she had already begun to make plans to leave the house she...


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Heineman, Helen. Mrs. Trollope: The Triumphant Feminine in the Nineteenth Century. Ohio University Press, 1979.
Heineman, Helen. Three Victorians in the New World. Peter Lang, 1992.