Frances Browne

Standard Name: Browne, Frances
Birth Name: Frances Browne
Pseudonym: F. B.
Pseudonym: F. Browne
Indexed Name: Frances Brown
Nickname: The Blind Girl of Donegal
Nickname: The Blind Poetess of Ulster
Nickname: The Blind Poetess of Donegal
FB published from the mid to the late nineteenth century, arousing public interest on account of her blindness. Having begun with poetry, she became best known for fiction—novels and short stories for children and adults—and her famed story collection Granny's Wonderful Chair became a classic.


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Education Frances Hodgson Burnett
Frances Hodgson first attended a tiny school, the Seedley Grove school in Manchester, run by two sisters, Miss Alice and Miss Mary Hague , daughters of an old clergyman. She later related how at...
Friends, Associates Camilla Crosland
CC 's friends and acquaintances were varying and numerous. In her youth the radical politician John Cartwright was a neighbour. Her literary work as an adult led to the formation of a number of lasting...
Textual Features Christian Isobel Johnstone
Johnstone's Edinburgh Magazine was heavily political in content, while Tait's was designed to have greater appeal to the general reader.
Matthew, Henry Colin Gray et al., editors. Oxford Dictionary of National Biography.
Between 1832 and 1846 (when she retired) CIJ contributed over four hundred articles to the...
Textual Production Frances Hodgson Burnett
In 1904 FHB planned a book of stories retold from her childhood reading. She had already published The Story of Prince Fairyfoot in Saint Nicholas in 1886 and reprinted it in a collection called Little...
Textual Production Janet Hamilton
Although he comments on the defects caused by a lack of classical education, and seems to rate her moral character more highly than her literary ability, Gilfillan pronounces Hamilton's work to be of uncommon excellence...
Theme or Topic Treated in Text Camilla Crosland
Since she was well-connected in London literary circles, she was able to include in her memoir recollections of time spent working with the annuals and of literary figures such as Grace Aguilar , Lady Blessington


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Browne, Frances, and Joseph Kenny Meadows. Granny’s Wonderful Chair. Griffith and Farran, 1857.
Browne, Frances. Lyrics and Miscellaneous Poems. Sutherland and Knox; Simpkin, Marshall, 1848.
Browne, Frances. My Share of the World. Hurst and Blackett, 1861.
Browne, Frances. The Castleford Case. Hurst and Blackett, 1862.
Browne, Frances. The Dangerous Guest: A Story of 1745. Religious Tract Society.
Browne, Frances. The Ericksons. The Clever Boy; or, Consider Another. Paton and Ritchie, 1852.
Browne, Frances. The Exile’s Trust. Leisure Hour, 1869.
Browne, Frances. The First of the African Diamonds. Religious Tract Society, 1887.
Browne, Frances. The Hidden Sin. R. Bentley, 1866.
Browne, Frances. The Nearest Neighbour and Other Stories. Religious Tract Society, 1875.
Browne, Frances. The Star of Attéghéi; the Vision of Schwartz; and Other Poems. Edward Moxon, 1844.
Burnett, Frances Hodgson, and Frances Browne. “The Story of The Lost Fairy Book”. Granny’s Wonderful Chair, ACC Children’s Classics, 1999, pp. 5-8.