Women in the Literary Market 1800-1900


Rosa Nouchette Carey, 1840-1909
horizontal rule
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.

horizontal rule
[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.
horizontal rule

view image 1
view image 2
view image 3

continue reading

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
the three volume format
Cornell University Division of Rare and Manuscript Collections Cornell University Library

Copyright 2002 Division of Rare & Manuscript Collections
2B Carl A. Kroch Library, Cornell University, Ithaca, NY, 14853
Phone Number: (607) 255-3530. Fax Number: (607) 255-9524

For reference questions, send mail to: rareref@cornell.edu
If you have questions or comments about the site, send mail to: webmaster.