Women’s Writing in the British Isles from the Beginnings to the Present
Henrietta Camilla Jenkin
Standard Name: Jenkin, Henrietta Camilla
Birth Name: Henrietta Camilla Jackson
Married Name: Henrietta Camilla Jenkin
Pseudonym: The Author of the Maid's Husband
Pseudonym: The Author of Cousin Stella
Pseudonym: Mrs C. J.
was the author of eleven novels published over three and a half decades of the mid nineteenth century. They draw on her wide European and—perhaps most powerfully in her unflinching depiction of slavery—her Jamaican experience. Despite their frequent treatment of courtship they sometimes warn readers to beware of marriage altogether.
While in Thun, Switzerland, the teen-aged Violet Paget (later VL
) met Henrietta Jenkin
, a Jamaican-born, Scottish novelist who became one of her mentors.
Colby, Vineta. Vernon Lee: A Literary Biography. University of Virginia Press.
On the subject of women's publishing and the benefits of apparent androgyny, VL
wrote to Henrietta Jenkin
in 1878: I am sure that no one reads a woman's writing on art, history or aesthetics with...
Theme or Topic Treated in Text
In her first essay, Lee offers a summary analysis of the English novelistic tradition. Judging them especially, though not entirely, on their treatments of morality, she evaluates writers including Jane Austen
, Maria Edgeworth
23 February 1848: Fourteen-year-old Fleeming Jenkin (son of...
23 February 1848
Fourteen-year-old Fleeming Jenkin
(son of the writer Henrietta Camilla Jenkin
and a future distinguished scientist), caught up in the February Revolution, noted the number and variety of women among the street mobs.
Retz, Paul de Gondi de. Cardinal de Retz. Translator Jenkin, Henrietta Camilla, T. C. Newby, 1844.