Charlotte Lennox

Standard Name: Lennox, Charlotte
Birth Name: Charlotte Ramsay
Married Name: Charlotte Lennox
Pseudonym: Sappho
Pseudonym: A Young Lady
Pseudonym: The Author of the Female Quixote
CL wrote during the eighteenth century, in every genre: poetry, fiction, translation, drama, a periodical, and scholarship. Yet she found it hard to make a living. Current interest in The Female Quixote still tends unjustly to obscure the rest of her oeuvre.


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Family and Intimate relationships Catherine Hubback
CH 's mother, born Mary Gibson, was simple, unaffected, and not highly educated. Jane Austen recorded Mary's enjoyment, during her first pregnancy, of a family reading of Charlotte Lennox 's Female Quixote, and later...
Friends, Associates Frances Reynolds
Many of FR 's friends were literary people who wrote down their flattering opinions of her. James Northcote , who lived in Joshua Reynolds 's house during the years 1771-5, wrote much praise of Frances...
Friends, Associates Susannah Dobson
SD , along with the novelist Charlotte Lennox and Sylvia (Braithwaite) Thornton (the wife from 1768 of Bonnell Thornton ), belonged to a network of devoted friends centred on Lydia, Lady Clerke .
Perry, Ruth, Susan Carlile, and Charlotte Lennox. “Introduction”. Henrietta, edited by Ruth Perry, Susan Carlile, Ruth Perry, and Susan Carlile, University Press of Kentucky, 2008.
Friends, Associates Samuel Johnson
Johnson had a talent for friendship which he kept well exercised: the names mentioned here represent only a selection of his friendships. His early London friends, whom he met during a comparatively poorly documented period...
Friends, Associates Mary Jones
Samuel Johnson , visiting Oxford, boasted to MJ of the closeness of his friendship with Charlotte Lennox ; a few months later Jones wrote to Lennox, to say she would be visiting London soon.
Isles, Duncan. “The Lennox Collection (Continued)”. Harvard Library Bulletin, No. 1, pp. 36 -0.
Friends, Associates Mary Jones
MJ corresponded with Charlotte Lennox and with publisher Ralph Griffiths and his wife Isabella . Her friendship was valued by literary men like Samuel Johnson , Joseph Spence , Thomas Warton , and apparently Bonnell Thornton
Friends, Associates Elizabeth Montagu
The leading figures in the movement were Montagu herself (who spent freely in hospitality, and who was later dubbed the Queen of the Bluestockings or Queen of the Blues) and Carter (the most intellectually...
Intertextuality and Influence Sarah Murray
The first anecdote about the girls is sentimental in tone. The sweet and lovely Miss Menil reforms the eleven-year-old malicious telltale Miss Cummings by taking her part when she has done wrong. Miss Cummings, filled...
Intertextuality and Influence Anne Grant
Charlotte Lennox is alluded to in this book (though AG gives her birth name wrongly as Massey),
Grant, Anne. Memoirs of an American Lady. Longman, Hurst, Rees and Orme, 1808.
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along with the more highly-ranked Milton and Johnson (whose Life of Savage she echoes, without naming...
Intertextuality and Influence Sarah Green
The novel itself has elements of a spoof on the gothic, a didactic courtship plot, a social satire of the dialogue kind associated with Elizabeth Hamilton and Thomas Love Peacock , a sentimental melodrama, a...
Intertextuality and Influence Sarah Green
The plot owes something to Charlotte Lennox 's Female Quixote. The father of Green's heroine has lived through many crazes for novelists: first Burney , then Radcliffe , then Owenson , then Rosa Matilda
Intertextuality and Influence Jane Austen
JA 's biographer Claire Tomalin lists those women writers who were most important to her, for learning rather than for mockery, as Charlotte Lennox , Frances Burney , Charlotte Smith , Maria Edgeworth , and...
Intertextuality and Influence Ann Hatton
The title-page promises embellishment with characters and anecdotes of well-known persons,
Hatton, Ann. Chronicles of an Illustrious House. Minerva, 1816.
and offers a Latin quotation about man being either a god or a wolf, and a French one on mastering the passions. Volumes...
Intertextuality and Influence Madeleine de Scudéry
MS was highly influential for women writers in English. Many of the women who wrote during the eighteenth century had grown up on her romances. Charlotte Lennox may appear to be stabbing MS in the...
Intertextuality and Influence Mary Hays
Among the book's contents are poems and fiction (including dream visions and an Oriental tale. Titles like Cleora, or the Misery Attending Unsuitable Connections and Josepha, or pernicious Effects of early Indulgence foreground Hays's didactic...


16 January 1605
Miguel de Cervantes published at Madrid the first part of his immensely influential mock-romanceDon Quixote; copies reached England by the summer.
23 April 1705
The Tender Husband; or, The Accomplish'd Fool by Richard Steele opened on stage.
By 22 May 1755
George Colman and Bonnell Thornton edited and published an anthology entitled Poems by Eminent Ladies.
By July 1764
James Grainger published his georgicThe Sugar-Cane: A Poem; he advised slaves not to repine, on the grounds that others were even worse off.
The second of the two leading subscribers' or metropolitan libraries opened in Leeds.
The British Novelist: Or, Virtue and Vice in Miniature was published in twelve volumes of abridged texts by Sarah and Henry Fielding , Richardson , Smollett , and Lennox .
April 1774
The Monthly Review, in a notice on Hannah More 's The Inflexible Captive, quoted some lines which transform the Muses from ancient Greece into the living female poets of Britain.
Richard Samuel engraved his Nine Living Muses of Great Britain (or Portraits in the Character of the Muses in the Temple of Apollo) for Johnson's Ladies New and Polite Pocket Memorandum for 1778...
James Harrison (hitherto chiefly known as a music publisher) began to issue the handsomely-produced Novelists' Magazine, a weekly serial reprinting of canonical novels.
January 1781-December 1782
The Lady's Poetical Magazine, or Beauties of British Poetry appeared, published by James Harrison in four half-yearly numbers; it is arguable whether or not it kept the first number's promise of generous selections of work...
By January 1821
Ballantyne's Novelists Library began publication; it was completed in 1824.