Helena Wells

Standard Name: Wells, Helena
HW , a late eighteenth-century and early nineteenth-century novelist and conduct-writer brought up in the slave-owning society of the American South, is a conservative with some feminist concerns.


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death Edmund Spenser
Spenser's early women readers who were also poets seem to have included An Collins and Alicia D'Anvers . Later women writers in English either found him useful for raising the status of the romance genre...
Textual Features Mrs Ross
Among a large cast, Mrs Charlton (who has a protegee, the daughter of her early love, who is intensely but secretly unhappy) and Mrs Finch are old maids and glad to be so. Althea (youngest...
Wealth and Poverty Eliza Fay
She died in debt. A substantial collection of books, sold after her death in an auction held to raise money to satisfy her creditors, included works by Sir Walter Scott , Anna Letitia Barbauld ,...


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Wells, Helena. Constantia Neville. T. Cadell, Jun. and W. Davies; W. Creech, 1800.
Wells, Helena. Letters on Subjects of Importance to the Happiness of Young Females. L. Peacock; W. Creech, 1799.
Wells, Helena. The Step-Mother. T. N. Longman, 1798.
Wells, Helena. Thoughts and Remarks, on Establishing an Institution for the Support and Education of Unportioned Respectable Females. Longman, Hurst, Rees, and Orme, 1809.