Theodore Watts-Dunton

Standard Name: Watts-Dunton, Theodore


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Cultural formation Mathilde Blind
Her English retained a faint foreign accent,
Armstrong, Isobel et al., editors. Nineteenth-Century Women Poets. Clarendon Press.
and in an obituary critic Theodore Watts-Dunton blamed her German background for deficiencies he perceived in her written linguistic precision and idiom.
Demoor, Marysa. “Women Poets as Critics in the <span data-tei-ns-tag="tei_title" data-tei-title-lvl=‘j’>Athenæum</span>: Ungendered Anonymity Unmasked”. Nineteenth-Century Prose, Vol.
, No. 1, pp. 51-71.
death Augusta Webster
Theodore Watts-Dunton 's tribute in the Athenæum recalled a noble band of women represented by George Eliot , Mrs. Webster, and Miss Cobbe , who, in virtue of lofty purpose, purity of soul, and deep...
Dedications Emmuska, Baroness Orczy
Emma, Baroness Orczy , published a novel entitled Petticoat Government, which she dedicated to Theodore Watts-Dunton .
Lancaster, William Joseph Cosens. “Petticoat Government”. Times Literary Supplement, No. 430, p. 125.
Emmuska, Baroness Orczy,. Petticoat Government. Hutchinson.
Education Mary Gawthorpe
Apprenticeship included some part-time attendance at the Pupil-Teacher Centre in the LeedsSchool Board offices. There MG continued with largely the same subjects as at school, with the addition of French, educational theory, psychology, and...
Friends, Associates Augusta Webster
She made her entry into the city's literary circles with the assistance of Theodore Watts , later Theodore Watts-Dunton, who was a great supporter of her work and later a colleague at the Athenæum...
Friends, Associates Augusta Webster
Vernon Lee described in a diary entry attending a housewarming party at the Websters' in Hammersmith: An enormous crush, of ill-dressed, eccentric literary pumps. I spoke to Wm Rossetti , Watts , Sharp ...
Friends, Associates Lady Charlotte Elliot
Little is known of LCE 's married or social lives, or of how much, if at all, she moved in literary circles: one writer she knew was Theodore Watts-Dunton . She wrote and illustrated a...
Friends, Associates Michael Field
They made a friend of George Meredith some time before 1890 and visited him often.
Field, Michael, and William Rothenstein. Works and Days. Editors Moore, Thomas Sturge and D. C. Sturge Moore, J. Murray.
(When he sent them a signed copy of Modern Love, they were inspired to dance a Dionysic dance...
Friends, Associates Pauline Johnson
During this visit she was invited to the home of Theodore Watts-Dunton , where she met Algernon Swinburne . When Charles G. D. Roberts met Swinburne two years later, the latter confirmed that PJ and...
Friends, Associates Algernon Charles Swinburne
He likely owed much of the happiness and stability of his later years to the dedication and support of Theodore Watts-Dunton .
Matthew, Henry Colin Gray et al., editors. Oxford Dictionary of National Biography.
Health Algernon Charles Swinburne
He battled his alcoholism with the help of Theodore Watts-Dunton , who intervened when his friend's health teetered dangerously close to death. In September 1879 Swinburne went to live at The Pines, the Putney house...
Literary responses Mathilde Blind
Theodore Watts-Dunton , in the Athenæum, opened his detailed, considered review by making somewhat heavy weather of the concept of eminence in women, citing Blind's comments on Eliot's essay. He goes on, however, to...
Literary responses Mathilde Blind
Despite her very high reputation, particularly as a poet, in her own day, MB quickly disappeared from the literary horizon following her death. Disregard of the political aspects of her poetry led to serious misreading...
Literary responses Augusta Webster
Theodore Watts gave this book a glowing review in the Athenæum.
Rigg, Patricia. Julia Augusta Webster: Victorian Aestheticism and the Woman Writer. Fairleigh Dickinson University Press.
Athenæum. J. Lection.
2803 (1881): 229
The Westminster Review called the Italian-influenced pieces a series of wonderful picture verses . . . containing each a...
Literary responses Augusta Webster
In the 1870s and 1880s AW was mentioned in periodicals on both sides of the Atlantic—in Harper's and Scribner's, for instance, as well as in English publications—as one of the leading women poets of...


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