Women’s Writing in the British Isles from the Beginnings to the Present
Standard Name: Abdy, Maria
Birth Name: Maria Smith
Married Name: Maria Abdy
Pseudonym: M. A.
Used Form: Mrs Abdy
, whose work spans the Romantic and Victorian periods, was a poet who wrote wittily on religious and secular topics, and was an early champion of the governess. With Felicia Hemans
, she was the one of the two most prolific British contributors to annuals in the USA.
Lee, Amice. Laurels & Rosemary: The Life of William and Mary Howitt. Oxford University Press, 1955.
's selection, though, demonstrates a serious interest in women's literary and feminist history. Of the selections whose authors can be identified, almost half are women. Though Marguerite, Lady Blessington
, doyenne of the albums...