Helen Craik

Standard Name: Craik, Helen
Birth Name: Helen Craik
Pseudonym: the author of Henry of Northumberland
Pseudonym: the author of Adelaide de Narbonne
During the last decade of the eighteenth century and the first decade of the nineteenth, HC wrote both poetry and novels. Her fiction included some historical and some contemporary works.


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Education Eliza Fletcher
At eleven Eliza was sent to boarding school. One of her school friends was said to have been Mrs Craik of Arbigland (a relation of the novelist Helen Craik ).
Fletcher, Eliza. Autobiography of Mrs. Fletcher, of Edinburgh. Editor Mary, Lady Richardson, Printed at the offices of C. Thurman for private circulation.
17, 127
Family and Intimate relationships Robert Burns
Burns was regularly engaged with at least one woman or another from his teenage years onwards. A number of his notorious love-affairs and sentimental friendships had for object women who wrote. His relationships with poet...
Family and Intimate relationships Catherine Cuthbertson
CC is said to have had two sisters, Olivia and Julie or Julia, who also wrote romances. Julia, daughter of Bennett Cuthbertson, was born at Reading in Berkshire in or just before April 1762.
Notes and Queries. Oxford University Press.
(June 1911): 475
Publishing Elizabeth Sarah Gooch
The author signed her preface as Eliz. Sarah Villa-Real Gooch. A German translation appeared the following year. The Minerva Press seems to have bought this work from Cawthorn , since an advertisement for it...
Publishing Elizabeth Sophia Tomlins
An advertisement listed the novel as forthcoming on 30 June. The next year saw both a Dublin edition and a Minerva Press one (which bibliographer Deborah McLeod knew only from an advertisement, with the author...
Textual Production Catherine Cuthbertson
Confusion of this work with Adelaide of Narbonne by Helen Craik has resulted in a more general and widespread confusion between the works of these two writers. CC 's Adelaide was translated into German twenty...


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Craik, Helen. Adelaide de Narbonne. William Lane, 1800.
Craik, Helen. Henry of Northumberland. William Lane, 1800.
Craik, Helen. Julia de St Pierre. William Lane, 1796.
Craik, Helen. Stella of the North. Lane and Newman, 1802.
Craik, Helen. The Nun and Her Daughter. Lane, Newman, 1805.