Margaret Holford

Standard Name: Holford, Margaret,, the elder
Birth Name: Margaret Wrench
Married Name: Margaret Holford
Pseudonym: A Lady
Pseudonym: The Authoress of Fanny
Pseudonym: A Friend of the Author
Publishing from her provincial home over three decades spanning the eighteenth and nineteenth centuries, Margaret Holford the elder , tried her hand at poetry, three novels (stuffed with the clichés of the genre, but lively in style with a good grasp of colloquial exchange), and two comedies. In her second and third novels she is inventive and amusing, though not subtle or original. The oriental tale sometimes attributed to her is almost certainly by her daughter, though she probably wrote its preface.


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Dedications Margaret Holford
The poem was part-finished at the beginning of the year.
Baillie, Joanna. The Collected Letters of Joanna Baillie. Editor Slagle, Judith Bailey, Fairleigh Dickinson University Press.
2: 545, 546
Like Holford's previous book it is dedicated to her mother , from whom, she writes, she imbibed and inherited the taste which...
Dedications Margaret Holford
Margaret Holford the younger published with her name a highly romantic collection of Poems, dedicated to her mother . Some of the contents date back nine years.
OCLC WorldCat. Accessed 1999.
Family and Intimate relationships Margaret Holford
Her mother, also Margaret Holford , came from a local family and was herself a successful writer, principally of novels. From her, wrote her daughter, I have imbibed and inherited the taste which has devoted...
Textual Production Jane Austen
JA 's second completed novel was published: Pride and Prejudice, finally revised from First Impressions in 1811-1812.
Margaret Holford the elder had used the title First Impressions; or, The Portrait in 1801.
Le Faye, Deirdre. “Chronology of Jane Austen’s Life”. The Cambridge Companion to Jane Austen, edited by Edward Copeland and Juliet McMaster, Cambridge University Press, pp. 1-11.
Textual Production Margaret Holford
The second volume closes with advertisements for works forthcoming by subscription, including Emily Frederick Clark 's Ianthé, said to be then in the press.
Holford, Margaret. Calaf, a Persian Tale. Hookham and Carpenter.
2: end pages
A number of reference sources list Calaf...


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