George Saintsbury

Standard Name: Saintsbury, George


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Education Helen Waddell
She attended the Victoria School for Girls in Belfast from 1900, then took a year of private study from 1907 to 1908 before going on to read English (with Latin and French) at Queen's University, Belfast
Family and Intimate relationships Helen Waddell
The Oxford Dictionary of National Biography describes several of HW 's relationships with older men (like Gregory Smith , George Saintsbury , and Otto Kyllmann , chairman of Constable ) as platonic love affairs.
Matthew, Henry Colin Gray et al., editors. Oxford Dictionary of National Biography.
Friends, Associates Helen Waddell
Besides Saintsbury , another important early and lifelong friend of HW from an older generation was George Pritchard Taylor , a missionary in India whom she met in 1914 on one of his rare visits...
Intertextuality and Influence Charlotte Yonge
This was one of the most popular novels of the nineteenth century. Two years after it appeared it was the favourite choice of young officers in hospital during the Crimean War. A guardsman confessed that...
Literary responses Constance Naden
George Saintsbury , writing in The Cambridge History of English and American Literature, grouped CN as a poet with Mathilde Blind , Amy Levy , and Michael Field . He called her writing a...
Literary responses Anna Maria Porter
AMP was, with her sister, one of those praised by John O'Keeffe in his poem Female Authors, Being an Answer to a Lady, who asserted, that by transmigration the soul of Shakespeare lived in the...
Literary responses A. Mary F. Robinson
The novel was not well received by critics. In the Academy, George Saintsbury wrote that he could not honestly say that Arden discovers much vocation for novel-writing.
Colby, Vineta. Vernon Lee: A Literary Biography. University of Virginia Press.
The Athenæum expressed admiration for the...
Literary responses Regina Maria Roche
George Saintsbury wrote in 1913, remembering RMR 's once great popularity, that her books were best read, as they were for generations, in late childhood or early youth. Even then an intelligent boy or girl...
Literary responses Charlotte Smith
Smith's Manon had an indifferent reception and weak sales.
Smith, Charlotte. “Introduction”. The Works of Charlotte Smith, edited by Michael Garner et al., Pickering and Chatto, p. xxix - xxxvii.
The three contemporary reviews, all mixed, all expressed anxiety about the work's moral effect.
Smith, Charlotte. “Introduction”. The Works of Charlotte Smith, edited by Michael Garner et al., Pickering and Chatto, p. xxix - xxxvii.
A later translation by Helen Waddell , 1931, provided the...
Literary responses Rosa Nouchette Carey
This book was praised by the Pall Mall Gazette and New York Home Journalas sane and healthy, sweet and dainty.
Carey, Rosa Nouchette. ’No Friend Like a Sister’. Macmillan.
last pages
Not only that: a serious critic, George Saintsbury , reviewed it for...
Literary responses Helen Waddell
It was in connection with this play (but before he read the manuscript) that George Saintsbury told HW she had the authentic mark of the Maker [that is, the poet] on your forehead.
Blackett, Monica. The Mark of the Maker: A Portrait of Helen Waddell. Constable.
Literary responses George Eliot
GE began to be remembered quite inaccurately as a humourless and self-righteous preacher, to whom invention was less important than exhortation.
Karl, Frederick R. George Eliot: Voice of a Century. W.W. Norton.
Ashton, Rosemary. George Eliot: A Life. Hamish Hamilton.
In 1895George Saintsbury , one of the shapers of English Literature...
Literary responses Sarah Scudgell Wilkinson
George Saintsbury in 1913 developed an attack on this book as very nearly consummate in badness. . . . a fair example of the worst imitations of Mrs. Radcliffe and Matthew Lewis conjointly, though without...
Literary responses Harriett Jay
In the Academy, George Saintsbury praised the novel as an excellent piece of work, although he thought it too long. He declared: [h]ow [Morna] escapes and returns to Eagle Island, and how poetical justice...
Literary responses Mary Leapor
ML was by no means forgotten after her first discovery. She was praised in John Duncombe 's Feminiadand accorded the largest share of space in Poems by Eminent Ladies.William Cowper , who...


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Saintsbury, George. The English Novel. Translator Zimmern, Helen, 1913,
Prévost d’Exiles, Antoine-François, and George Saintsbury. The History of the Chevalier des Grieux and of Manon Lescaut. Translator Waddell, Helen, Constable, 1931.
Saintsbury, George. Tristan in Brittany. Translator Sayers, Dorothy L., Ernest Benn, 1929.