Masefield, Muriel Agnes [Bussell]. Women Novelists from Fanny Burney to George Eliot. London: Nicholson & Watson, 1934.

TOC: Fanny Burney; Jane Austen; Maria Edgeworth; Susan Ferrier; Emily Eden; Charlotte Brontë; Emily Brontë; Anne Brontë; Elizabeth Gaskell; Charlotte Yonge; George Eliot.

Some of the novelists have separate chapters on “the life” and the “novels,” others combine biography and criticism in one chapter (as in “Susan Ferrier and her novels (Scottish life)” or “The Life of Mrs. Gaskell”). The Brontës receive a group biography, with three separate chapters on their novels. The entry on Charlotte Yonge was “(contributed by Dorothea Blagg).”

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