Annie Keary

Standard Name: Keary, Annie
Birth Name: Annie Keary
Pseudonym: A. K.
Pseudonym: The Author of Mia and Charlie
Pseudonym: The Author of Castle Daly
Pseudonym: The Author of Janet's Home
AK , writing in the second half of the nineteenth century, produced both children's books and adult novels, as well as some translation and journalism, sometimes in collaboration with her sister Eliza. Her fiction for children is refreshingly imaginative and conveys morals less intrusively than that of many contemporaries. Her books of information for children cover geography and ancient history. Her letters include much that is still worth reading.


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death Eleanor Anne Porden
This expedition was not his fateful one: he returned to England in 1827, and on 5 November 1828 married his second wife, Jane Griffin .
Stephen, Sir Leslie, and Sidney Lee, editors. The Dictionary of National Biography. Smith, Elder.
His last, lost expedition has informed or inspired many artistic...
Dedications Katharine S. Macquoid
Eliza Keary wrote that her sister Annie was interested in a legend or ghost-story of this place, involving a sickly child possibly made away with by a stepmother, and the ghost of a lady in...
Friends, Associates Katharine S. Macquoid
KSM was a close friend of fellow-writer Annie Keary . She also knew John Morley , George Henry Lewes and George Eliot .
Sutherland, John. The Longman Companion to Victorian Fiction. Longman.
Blain, Virginia et al., editors. The Feminist Companion to Literature in English: Women Writers from the Middle Ages to the Present. Yale University Press; Batsford.
Intertextuality and Influence Sarah Grand
Novelist Annie Keary had seen the story in manuscript form and had encouraged SG to seek publication. The story had been rejected by various other publishers before Gatty finally accepted it. This experience in publishing...
Intertextuality and Influence Flora Shaw
Critic Gillian Avery suggests that Castle Blair (in which English children side with the tenants of their uncle's Irish estate against his oppressive bailiff, who is then nearly killed) was significantly influenced by Annie Keary
Literary responses Elizabeth Gaskell
Carlyle said he felt the novel contributed a great deal to the discussion of social conditions and was far above the ordinary garbage of Novels. He continued: May you live long to write good books...
Literary responses Mary Martha Sherwood
When Annie Keary as a child read this book, along with many other MMS titles, she was much exercised by the fact that a single personage named Inbred Sin was supposed to be inbred in...
Literary responses Mary Martha Sherwood
The Nun deeply impressed the novelist Annie Keary when she was a child.
Keary, Annie. “Introduction”. Father Phim, edited by Gillian Avery, Faith Press, pp. 7-20.
Textual Production Katharine S. Macquoid
KSM set her novel Doris Barugh, A Yorkshire Story in a village based on Nunnington under the moors; it relates a legend passed to Macquoid by her friend Annie Keary . The title-page date was 1878.
British Library Catalogue.
Textual Production Katharine S. Macquoid
KSM completed a single scene in her friend Annie Keary 's final novel, A Doubting Heart, for publication in 1879, after Keary left it unfinished at her death.
OCLC WorldCat. Accessed 1999.


1864: Unitarian and feminist Mentia Taylor formed...

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Unitarian and feminist Mentia Taylor formed in London the Pen and Pencil Club to foster literary and artistic exchange.


Keary, Annie. A Doubting Heart. Macmillan, 1879.
Keary, Annie. A York and a Lancaster Rose. Macmillan, 1876.
Keary, Annie. Castle Daly. Macmillan, 1875.
Keary, Annie. Clemency Franklyn. Macmillan, 1866.
Keary, Annie, and Eliza Keary. Early Egyptian History for the Young. Macmillan, 1861.
Keary, Annie. Father Phim. Editor Avery, Gillian, Faith Press, 1962.
Keary, Annie. “Introduction”. Father Phim, edited by Gillian Avery, Faith Press, 1962, pp. 7-20.
Keary, Annie. Janet’s Home. Macmillan, 1863.
Keary, Annie. Letters of Annie Keary. Editor Keary, Eliza, Society for Promoting Christian Knowledge, 1883.
Keary, Annie, and Eliza Keary. Little Wanderlin. Macmillan, 1865.
Keary, Annie. Mia and Charlie. David Bogue, 1856.
Keary, Annie. Oldbury. Macmillan, 1869.
Keary, Annie. Sidney Grey. David Bogue, 1857.
Keary, Annie, and Eliza Keary. The Heroes of Asgard. David Bogue, 1857.
Keary, Annie. The Nations Around. Macmillan, 1870.
Keary, Annie. Through the Shadows. Hurst and Blackett, 1859.