Edward Everett Root Publishers Co. Ltd.


 ISBN 9781912224258    Hardcover  £75.00  Order

216 x 140mm.   282pp.  8 b&w illustrations

About this book

This major new work makes available a large amount of significant documentary material on the life and work of the 19th-century novelist. This is contextualised by modern analysis by a leading critic.

Geraldine Jewsbury's works focused on the chief concerns of her day including social change, the education of women, marriage, and faith. 

Jewsbury (1812 - 80) was English novelist, book reviewer, publisher's reader, and prominent critic. She is best known for popular novels including Zoe: the History of Two LivesThe Sorrows of GentilityThe Half Sisters, and Right or Wrong. She was also noted for her critical literary reviews for the Athenaeum

She took it on herself to encourage other women to reach their full potential, and her influence mattered. 

This gathering of Jewsbury’s letters, short stories, and essays makes long-unavailable material newly accessible for scholars, students, and general readers, with modern introductions and notes.

About the author

Abigail Burnham Bloom is Managing Editor of the journal Victorian Literature and Culture. She is the co-editor of Anne Thackeray Ritchie: Journals and Letters (1994) and author of many articles 'Transcending through Incongruity: The Background of Humor in Carlyle's Sartor Resartus' in The Victorian Comic Spirit. She has written and lectured on the Carlyles and the Brontës. 

Her new book on Geraldine Jewsbury in EER's 'Key Popular Women Writers' series will e published in early 2020.



Leading the Way for Victorian Women

Geraldine Jewsbury and Victorian Culture

​​Abigail Burnham Bloom