Hannah Webster Foster

Standard Name: Foster, Hannah Webster
Birth Name: Hannah Webster
Married Name: Hannah Foster
Pseudonym: A Lady of Massachusetts
HWF published a landmark sentimental novel and a fictional-didactic text at Boston, Massachusetts, in the final decade of the eighteenth century. She also wrote for periodicals.
Black and white head-and-shoulders reproduction of a portrait of Hannah Webster Foster before 1840. She is wearing a large. stylish hat adorned with ostrich feathers, and a large lacy collar. Her dark hair is in curls.
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Literary responses Lydia Maria Child
The North American Review found the depiction of a mixed marriage (white woman, non-white man)not only unnatural, but revolting . . . to every feeling of delicacy. A few months later, the powerful voice...
Textual Production Mary Ann Shadd Cary
According to the Oxford Dictionary of National Biography, MASC was the first female editor in Canada, although in so saying they are neglecting earlier magazine editors,
Eliza Lanesford Cushing (daughter of the US novelist...


Two daughters of American novelist Hannah Webster Foster published historicalnovels: Eliza Lanesford Cushing issued Saratoga; A Tale of the Revolution and Harriet Vaughan Cheney issued A Peep at the Pilgrims.