Johnson, Reginald Brimley. The Women Novelists. London: Collins, 1918; 1922. New York: Scribner, 1919.

Various chapters feature “The first woman novelist: Fanny Burney,” Austen, Charlotte Brontë, Eliot: “The Great Four.”

TOC: Introduction: Before Miss Burney; The First Woman Novelist: Fanny Burney; A Picture of Youth: Fanny Burney’s “Camilla”; “Cecilia” to “Sense and Sensibility”: Writers from 1782-1811; A Study in Fine Art: Jane Austen 1775-1817; A “Most Accomplished Coquette”: Jane Austen’s “Lady Susan”; Parallel Passages: Jane Austen and Fanny Burney; “Persuasion” to “Jane Eyre”: Writers from 1818-1847; A Lonely Soul: Charlotte Bronte; “Jane Eyre” to “Scenes of Clerical Life”: Writers from 1847-1858; A Professional Woman: George Eliot; The Great Four: Burney, Austen, Bronte, George Eliot; The Woman’s Man: An Ideal and A Point of View; Personalities: Character Analysis and Biographical Outlines.

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