Women in the Literary Market 1800-1900


Mrs. Alexander 1825-1902
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In her letter to George Bentley Mrs. Alexander thanks him for the present of some books and admires The Sun-Maid (by Maria M. Grant). She asks what has happened to the proofs for her Heritage of Langdale, before noting: "You will I fear think me whimsical but I should now like to correct my proofs myself."

In her letter to Richard Bentley she notes that the copyright of Ralph Wilton's Weird has now reverted to her, and wonders whether he would be interested in republishing it and on what terms. Her last line, "I shd like still to sail under the old colours," refers to the continued use of her pseudonym.

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[top] Mrs. Alexander. The wooing o't: a novel. London: R. Bentley & Son, 1873. Volume one. [bottom] Autograph letters to George and Richard Bentley. August 25, 1876 & September 4, 1897.
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early role models
entering the literary market
learned poets
getting into print
charlotte bronte and george eliot
sin and sensation
new women
L.T. Meade
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