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Julia Kavanagh

Eileen Fauset

in The Politics of Writing: Julia Kavanagh, 1824-77

Published by Manchester University Press

Published in print March 2009 | ISBN: 9780719055577
Published online July 2012 | e-ISBN: 9781781702222 | DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.7228/manchester/9780719055577.003.0001
Julia Kavanagh

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This chapter introduces Julia Kavanagh, one of many women writers of the nineteenth century who are now largely unknown. It first presents some background information on her early life, and then studies the status of domestic fiction during the Victorian era. From there, the chapter traces the progress of Kavanagh's writing career and describes her physical appearance and health. It then provides information on her family and background, as well as her communication with the editor of The Nation, Gavan Duffy. The chapter also considers Kavanagh's relationship with her estranged father, Morgan; her friendship with Charlotte Brontë; and her convictions on the importance of the woman's voice.

Keywords: Julia Kavanagh; domestic fiction; writing career; Gavan Duffy; woman's voice; Charlotte Brontë

Chapter.  19558 words. 

Subjects: Literature

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