Emily Eden

Standard Name: Eden, Emily
Birth Name: Emily Eden
Styled: the Honourable
Shortly after the middle of the nineteenth century, EE published two novels (one of them begun during the 1830s) and a volume of her letters from India. She also published a collection of her water-colour sketches, and further letters reached print after her death.


Connections Sort descending Author name Excerpt
Friends, Associates Lucie Duff Gordon
Her friends and acquaintances included (besides Caroline Norton , a particularly close friend) politicians Lord Lansdowne and Lord Monteagle ; writers William Thackeray , Charles Dickens , Emily Eden , Elliot Warburton , Alfred Tennyson
Intertextuality and Influence Jan Morris
Compared with its predecessor, said Johns , this volume reflects a growing awareness of the iniquities of the imperial system.
Johns, Derek. Ariel. A Literary Life of Jan Morris. Faber and Faber.
It opens on a female observer of empire, the witty and accomplishedEmily Eden
Literary responses Lady Cynthia Asquith
Lord David Cecil , a literary historian and a correspondent of LCA , thought her letters just as amusing and charming and individual as those of Dorothy Osborne , Lady Sarah Lennox , Jane Welsh Carlyle , or Emily Eden .
Beauman, Nicola. Cynthia Asquith. Hamish Hamilton.
Literary responses Isabella Neil Harwood
This novel generated a large amount of attention and positive reviews. They all made some points in common: they loved the plot, the way Minnie/Minna's character developed, the originality and the sustained interest it provided...
Residence Mary Anne Barker
She spent more than four years (including a period of home leave) on Mauritius. She had a long-standing interest in the island, first awoken by Bernardin de Saint-Pierre 's Paul et Virginie and further...
Textual Production Emma Marshall
EM published through Seeley her novel Helen's Diary; or, Thirty Years Ago, set in Wells, which brought her a particularly appreciative letter from a Miss Eden, a niece of writer Emily Eden .
Marshall, Beatrice. Emma Marshall. Seeley.
Solo: Search Oxford University Libraries Online. http://solo.bodleian.ox.ac.uk/primo_library/libweb/action/search.do?vid=OXVU1&fromLogin=true&reset_config=true.
The Athenaeum Index of Reviews and Reviewers: 1830-1870. http://replay.web.archive.org/20070714065452/http://www.soi.city.ac.uk/~asp/v2/home.html.
1937 (10 December 1864)


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Eden, Emily. “Introduction”. Miss Eden’s Letters, edited by Violet Dickinson, Macmillan, 1919, p. vii - xi.
Eden, Anthony, and Emily Eden. “Introduction”. Two Novels, Victor Gollancz, 1969, pp. 7-20.
Thompson, Edward John, and Emily Eden. “Introduction”. Up the Country, Curzon Press, 1978, p. ix - xiv.
Claridge, Elizabeth et al. “Introduction”. Up the Country, Virago, 1983, p. v - xx.
Eden, Emily. Letters From India. Editor Eden, Eleanor, R. Bentley, 1872.
Eden, Emily. Miss Eden’s Letters. Editor Dickinson, Violet, Macmillan, 1919.
Eden, Emily. Portraits of the Princes and People of India. J. Dickinson, 1844.
Eden, Emily. “Preface”. Letters from India, edited by Eleanor Eden, R. Bentley, 1872, p. iii - iv.
Eden, Emily. The Semi-Attached Couple. R. Bentley, 1860.
Eden, Emily. The Semi-Detached House. R. Bentley, 1859.
Eden, Emily. Up the Country. R. Bentley, 1866.
Eden, Emily. Up the Country. Cambridge University Press, 2010, http://www.cambridge.org/series/sSeries.asp?code=CLOR.