George Douglas

Standard Name: Douglas, George
Birth Name: Gertrude Georgina Douglas
Styled: Lady Gertrude Georgina Douglas
Married Name: Lady Gertrude Georgina Stock
Pseudonym: George Douglas
Lady Gertrude Georgina Douglas (later Stock) wrote during the later nineteenth century under the name of George Douglas . She used the novel both as a means of earning money and as a vehicle for expressing her Catholic and conservative (anti-women's-rights) position, with greater nuance in some works than others. She has the power of rendering social settings richly and convincingly: the slums inhabited by destitute workers, the prosperous artisans of the London suburbs and farmers of the English countryside, the backward glens of Scotland where various classes stand on a footing of equality. One of her six novels is autobiographical, incorporating a nostalgic picture of the the lost happiness of her childhood. She also published short stories. Her work deserves more interest than it has received.


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Her sister, Lady Gertrude Georgina Douglas , also became a Roman Catholic, a nun, and (after her convent vows were annulled) a writer under the name of George Douglas. She was also an anti-suffragist.


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Douglas, George. A Wasted Life and Marr’d. Hurst and Blackett, 1892.
Douglas, George. Brown as a Berry. Tinsley, 1874.
Douglas, George. Linked Lives. Hurst and Blackett, 1876.
Douglas, George. Mar’s White Witch. S. Tinsley, 1877.
Douglas, George. Nature’s Nursling. Kegan Paul, Trench, 1885.