Edith J. Simcox

Standard Name: Simcox, Edith J.
Birth Name: Edith Jemima Simcox
Pseudonym: H. Lawrenny
Pseudonym: E. J. Simcox
A writer of remarkable versatility, EJS was a prolific contributor to several major periodicals. She also published three monographic works (a series of thinly-disguised fictional vignettes, a lengthy essay on ethics, and a historical text) and penned her own fragmentary diary or autobiography. Her publishing career began during the 1870s and continued until her death in the early twentieth century.


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death George Eliot
Her younger husband wrote that he was stunned by the frightful suddenness of her death.
Ashton, Rosemary. George Eliot: A Life. Hamish Hamilton.
She was buried in Highgate Cemetery, London; the large attendance at the funeral included her estranged brother Isaac
Family and Intimate relationships Rhoda Broughton
RB left no evidence as to her possible sexual orientation or erotic relationships. A number of critics (notably Michael Sadleir ) have suggested that an early unhappy love affair prompted her frequently cynical representations of...
Friends, Associates George Eliot
At the beginning of February GE had already been hoping that her friendship with Parkes (a dear, ardent, honest creature) would be close.
Ashton, Rosemary. George Eliot: A Life. Hamish Hamilton.
A couple of years later Parkes went against her...
Friends, Associates George Eliot
By 1870 it was at last becoming common for married couples (like the scholar Mark Pattison and his wife Emelia, or Emily Francis ) to visit GE and her partner. Publisher Charles Kegan Paul and...
Leisure and Society May Crommelin
MC was a member of the Albemarle Club .
Who Was Who in Literature, 1906-1934. Gale Research.
vol. 1
She also belonged to the Society of Authors , and acted as a steward (along with over a hundred other luminaries including Walter Besant
Literary responses Dinah Mulock Craik
Edith Simcox , writing as H. Lawrenny in Academy, classed this novel with stray works by writers of acknowledged merit, who have taken up a crochet.
Mitchell, Sally. Dinah Mulock Craik. Twayne.
Literary responses George Eliot
Though the reviews were universally laudatory in their general tone, GE found them disheartening. Edith J. Simcox , reviewing the book as H. Lawrenny for the Academy in the month following publication, asserted Middlemarch marks...
Reception George Eliot
Many friends of GE including Edith J. Simcox , plus biographers such as Gordon S. Haight , believed that readers had reason to be grateful to G. H. Lewes for his tireless protection of GE


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Simcox, Edith J. A Monument to the Memory of George Eliot. Editors Fulmer, Constance M. and Margaret E. Barfield, Garland, 1998.
Simcox, Edith J. “Eight Years of Co-Operative Shirtmaking”. Nineteenth Century, Vol.
, pp. 1037-54.
Simcox, Edith J. Episodes in the Lives of Men, Women, and Lovers. Trübner, 1882.
Simcox, Edith J. Natural Law: An Essay in Ethics. Trübner, 1877.
Fulmer, Constance M. et al. “Preface, Introduction and Editorial Materials”. A Monument to the Memory of George Eliot, Garland, 1998, pp. xi - xvii, 1.
Simcox, Edith J. Primitive Civilizations. Swan Sonnenschein, 1894.
Simcox, Edith J. “Review of <span data-tei-ns-tag="tei_title" data-tei-title-lvl=‘m’>Le Fellah: souvenirs de l’Egypte</span> by Edmond F. V. About”. The Academy, pp. 6-7.
Simcox, Edith J. “Review of <span data-tei-ns-tag="tei_title" data-tei-title-lvl=‘m’>Middlemarch</span> by George Eliot”. The Academy, pp. 1-4.
Simcox, Edith J. “The Capacity of Women”. Nineteenth Century, Vol.
, pp. 391-02.
Simcox, Edith J. “Women’s Work and Women’s Wages”. Longman’s Magazine, Vol.
, pp. 252-67.
Simcox, Edith J. “Women’s Work and Women’s Wages”. Prose by Victorian Women, edited by Andrea Broomfield and Sally Mitchell, Garland, 1996, pp. 566-82.