Emma Caroline Wood

Standard Name: Wood, Emma Caroline
Birth Name: Emma Caroline Michell
Married Name: Emma Caroline Wood
Titled: Emma Caroline, Lady Wood
Pseudonym: C. Sylvester
Pseudonym: Helen Carr
Indexed Name: E., Lady Wood
ECW did not begin her publishing career until past the age of sixty. Then, following her husband's death, she produced an average of a book a year, to almost exclusively negative reviews. The publications included fourteen novels, many with romantic plots, a book of poetry co-authored with her daughter , and two poetry collections which she selected, arranged and prefaced. A compilation of her correspondence appeared posthumously. Though well published and in public demand during her life time, she has received very little recent critical attention.


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Cultural formation Anna Steele
Her heritage was English: her mother 's family name, Michell, was said to derive from a village near St Columb Major in Cornwall, now spelled Mitchell. Both sides of Steel's family were presumably white...
Family and Intimate relationships Annie Besant
His relatives included John Page Wood , husband of novelist Emma Caroline Wood . This pair were the parents of Anna Steele (another novelist), Katharine O'Shea (mistress and later the wife of Charles Stuart Parnell
Family and Intimate relationships Anna Steele
AS 's mother, Emma Caroline Wood , had served briefly as Bedchamber Woman to Queen Caroline, before the position was ended by the Queen's death. As a widow, when Anna was in her twenties...
Friends, Associates George Meredith
GM knew the poets Dante Gabriel Rossetti and Algernon Swinburne —he sometimes stayed with them while in London. He also knew Emma Caroline Wood , Lucie Duff Gordon , Leslie Stephen , Anne Thackeray Ritchie
Intertextuality and Influence Anna Steele
She was said to have been encouraged by her mother to publish this book. It was a success, and ran to several cheap editions.
Marlow, Joyce. The Uncrowned Queen of Ireland: The Life of ’Kitty’ O’Shea. Saturday Review Press.
Literary responses Jean Ingelow
The Athenæum remarked that in spite of many faults in construction, we had seldom read a more charming novel of the domestic kind.
Athenæum. J. Lection.
2355 (1872): 765
The review mentioned that JI seemed to live in...
Publishing Anna Steele
Ephemera featured Lady Wood 's slight, but graceful
Athenæum. J. Lection.
(29 July 1865): 147
illustrations and gilded edges and purple and silver sheathing.
Athenæum. J. Lection.
(29 July 1865): 146
Although the volume initially appeared pseudonymously, the mother and daughter...
Reception Anna Steele
AS has been largely ignored by readers and critics since her death, and her works remain out of print. Her name occurs in biographies of her more famous relatives, and in 1929 her niece Minna Evangeline Bradhurst
Residence Anna Steele
AS lived with her mother at Rivenhall Place both before and after her father's death in 1866. In 1872 she also rented a house in Buckingham Gate near Green Park in Westminster, close to...
Textual Production Anna Steele
AS 's second appearance in print was made alongside her mother 's debut. As Helen and Gabrielle Carr (Anna being Gabrielle) they issued a collection of poetry modestly titled Ephemera.
Athenæum. J. Lection.
(29 July 1865): 146
Textual Production Anna Steele
AS 's early career, like much of her life, was intertwined with that of her mother. The pair wrote as they lived, together, for a large part of Lady Wood's career. While Lady Wood held...
Textual Production Anna Steele
Joyce Marlow mistakenly ascribes this translation to Steele's mother, Emma Caroline Wood . The three-volume work, with illustrations by Sir Luke Fildes , appeared the year after Hugo's original.
Marlow, Joyce. Captain Boycott and the Irish. History Book Club.
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6 December 1889: Charles Stewart Parnell, having lost credit...

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6 December 1889

Charles Stewart Parnell , having lost credit among Roman Catholics and the support of England's Liberal Government over the O'SheaKatharine O'Shea divorce case, refused to resign as chairman of the Irish Party after the Home Rulers split.


Wood, Emma Caroline, and Anna Steele. Ephemera. Edward Moxon, 1865.
Wood, Emma Caroline. Leaves from the Poets’ Laurels. E. Moxon, Son, 1869.
Wood, Emma Caroline. On Credit. Chapman and Hall, 1870.
Wood, Emma Caroline. Rosewarn. 1866.
Wood, Emma Caroline. Sabina. Chapman and Hall, 1868.
Wood, Emma Caroline. Seadrift. Chapman and Hall, 1871.
Wood, Emma Caroline. Sorrow on the Sea. Tinsley Brothers, 1868.
Wood, Emma Caroline. Up Hill. Chapman and Hall, 1873.
Wood, Emma Caroline. Youth on the Prow. Chapman and Hall, 1879.