Women in the Literary Market 1800-1900

 

Rosa Nouchette Carey, 1840-1909
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Rosa Nouchette Carey wrote about forty novels, many of which achieved great popularity. Her fiction focused on domestic and family themes, and her plots and characters generally reflected a conservative outlook. In her youth, Carey tried to quench her longing to write, believing that it was impossible to combine literary achievement with a useful domestic life. But her writing won out, and she never married. Although her literary reputation was not high, her works sold well, remaining in print from 1868 until 1924.

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[top] Portrait of Rosa Nouchette Carey. [bottom left] Rosa Nouchette Carey. Little Miss Muffet. London: Religious Tract Society, [1894?]. [bottom right] Rosa Nouchette Carey. My Lady Frivol. London: Hutchinson, 1899.
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learned poets
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charlotte bronte and george eliot
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