Alan Chedzoy

Standard Name: Chedzoy, Alan


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Education Caroline Norton
Caroline Sheridan (later CN ) was sent to a boarding school at Shalford in Surrey (near Guildford) with her younger sister Georgy: presumably this had something to do with her being difficult.
Some sources give...
Family and Intimate relationships Caroline Norton
Her friendship with Sidney Herbert , an able, hard-working, high-principled, rising politician of about her own age, was regarded by her contemporaries as a love-affair, and her recent biographer Alan Chedzoy agrees.
Chedzoy, Alan. A Scandalous Woman: The Story of Caroline Norton. Allison and Busby, 1995.
Literary responses Caroline Norton
Alan Chedzoy writes that Not lost but gone before was possibly the most famous of all Victorian ballads about death. . . . recited in later years in thousands of parlours.
Chedzoy, Alan. A Scandalous Woman: The Story of Caroline Norton. Allison and Busby, 1995.
Textual Features Caroline Norton
Critic Harriet Devine Jump feels that CN 's poems written during the trial of Lord Melbourne contrast in tone with those she wrote later.
Jump, Harriet Devine. “The False Prudery of Public Taste: Scandalous Women and the Annuals, 1830-1850”. Eighteenth- and Nineteenth-Century British Women Writers Conference, Lawrence, KS.
The leading contents of the volume were three narrative poems; many...
Textual Features Caroline Norton
The engraved plates included portraits of aristocratic beauties and scenes of stately homes. The earlier of the two volumes for 1832 opened with Leaves of a Life; or, The Templar's Tale, signed Cxxxy (perhaps...
Textual Features Caroline Norton
Biographer Alan Chedzoy suggests that CN fictionalises her own circumstances in both the long stories making up this work. The heroine of The Wife has married without love after being jilted by another man; her...


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