Category Archives: Charlotte

Charlotte Mew: Proto-Modernist Poems

Charlotte Mary Mew (15 November 1869 – 24 March 1928) was an English poet, whose work spans the cusp between Victorian poetry and Modernism. She was born in Bloomsbury, London the daughter of the architect Frederick Mew, who designed Hampstead town hall, and Anna Kendall. She attended Lucy Harrison’s School for Girls and … Continue reading

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Charlotte Forten Grimké

Charlotte Bridges Forten Grimké (1837 –  1914) was an African-American anti-slavery activist, poet, and educator. Charlotte Forten was the first northern African-American schoolteacher to go south to teach former slaves. A sensitive and genteel young woman, she brought intense idealism and fierce abolitionist zeal to … Continue reading

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Charlotte Henley Babb

I thought it might be time for a retrospective of my life. Here’s a gallery that shows some of where I’ve been, and where I am now. I can see the choices I made then, and that gives me more … Continue reading

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Charlotte Perkins Gilman

Charlotte Perkins Gilman (July 3, 1860 – August 17, 1935) was a prominent American sociologist, novelist, writer of short stories, poetry, and nonfiction, and a lecturer for social reform. She was a utopian feminist during a time when her accomplishments were exceptional for women, and she served as a role model for future generations … Continue reading

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Charlotte Brontë

Charlotte Brontë (1816 – 1855) was an English novelist and poet, the eldest of the three Brontë sisters who survived into adulthood, whose novels are English literature standards. She wrote Jane Eyre under the pen name Currer Bell.  From Twelve Types by Gilbert Keith Chesterton: For the Bronte genius … Continue reading

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Charlotte Lennox

Charlotte Lennox (c. 1730 – 1804) , poet, playwright, novelist, and versatile woman of letters, was in her lifetime one of the most widely admired among a great crowd of minor female writers. She is still remembered and praised for … Continue reading

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Early Romantic: Charlotte Turner Smith

Charlotte Turner Smith (1749 – 1806) was an English Romantic poet and novelist. She initiated a revival of the English sonnet, helped establish the conventions of Gothic fiction, and wrote political novels of sensibility. Stuart Curran, the editor of Smith’s … Continue reading

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