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Anna Brownell Jameson

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Primary texts

Jameson, Anna. 1826. The Diary of the Ennuyee. London: Henry Colburn.

Jameson, Anna. 1829. The Loves of the Poets. Henry Colburn: London.



Author unknown. April 1826. Review of The Diary of the Ennuyee by Anna Jameson. Monthly Review.

Wilson, John. September 1829. Review of The Loves of the Poets by Anna Jameson. Blackwood’s.


Biographical Dictionaries

Blain, Virginia, Patricia Clements & Isobel Grundy. 1990. The Feminist Companion to Literature in English. London: Batsford.
Detailed and useful information on Anna Jameson.

Shattock, Joanne. 1993. Oxford guide to British Woman Writers.
Very detailed information on Anna Jameson; good source of secondary sources.


Secondary sources

Austen, Jane. 1996 (1st ed. 1813). Pride and Prejudice. London: Penguin.
Useful for textual examples of sensibility in late 18th century literature.

Austen, Jane. 1995 (1st ed. 1811). Sense and Sensibility. London: Penguin.

Davies, Peter. 1989. Elizabeth Barrett Browning: A Psychological Portrait. London: Macmillan.
Insight into Anna Jameson’s friendship with the Brownings.

Foster, Margaret. 1988. Elizabeth Barrett Browning. London: Chatto & Windus.

Gonda, Caroline. 1996. Reading Daughters’ Fictions 1709–1834. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press.

Helsinger Elizabeth K. 1983. The Woman Question: Society and Literature in Britain and America 1837–1883. Volume 2: Social Issues. Chicago: University of Chicago Press.
Excellent for information about Anna Jameson’s involvement with the woman’s movement in the 1850s.

Helsinger Elizabeth K. 1983. The Woman Question Society and Literature in Britain and America 1837–1883. Volume 3: Literary Issues. Chicago: University of Chicago Press.
Useful for information about Jameson’s literary development after her first two texts.

Johnston, Judith. 1997. Anna Jameson: Victorian, Feminist, Woman of Letters.

London: Ashgate Press.

Moers, Ellen. 1978. Literary Women. London: The Woman’s Press.

Needler, G.H. (ed). 1939. Letters of Anna Jameson to Ottilie Von Goethe. London: Oxford University Press.

Poovey, Mary. 1984. The Proper Lady and the Woman Writer. Chicago: The University of Chicago Press.

Thomas, Clara. 1967. Love and Work Enough. Canada: University of Toronto Press.

Todd, Janet. 1986. An Introduction to Sensibility. London: Methuen.

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