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British Women Writers

Highlighing key British women writers, including Mary Wollstonecraft, Jane Austen, the Bronte sisters, and many more.
  1. Florence Nightingale
  2. Pankhursts: Emmeline, Ch...
  3. Beatrix Potter
  4. Aphra Behn
  5. Mary Wollstonecraft Shelley
  6. Jane Austen
  7. Women Writers
  8. British Women's History
  9. Anne Bronte
  10. Mary Wollstonecraft

Aphra Behn
Aphra Behn, known as a playwright and writer, was the first woman to earn her living from writing.

Anne Brontë
A biography of Anne Brontë, author of Agnes Grey and The Tenant of Wildfell and of many poems, plus a guide to many more printe and internet resources.

Charlotte Brontë
A biography of Charlotte Brontë, author of Jane Eyre and of many poems, plus a guide to many more printe and internet resources.

Emily Brontë
A biography of Emily Brontë, author of Wuthering Heights and of many poems, plus a guide to many more printe and internet resources.

About Emily Bronte and Anne Bronte, by Charlotte Bronte
From a biographical note published by Charlotte Bronte with a reissue of her sisters' writings, some information on Emily Bronte and Anne Bronte. It was written under Charlotte Bronte's pseudonym Currer Bell and refers to the sisters under their pseudonyms Ellis Bell and Acton Bell.

Fanny Burney
English novelist and dramatist of the late 18th and early 19th century, Fanny Burney was one of the first successful women novelists.

Queen Elizabeth I of England
She reigned England during an exciting period of world history, and left a few writings as well.

Queen Victoria of Great Britain
Queen Victoria is better known as a ruler, but she also published a book during her reign as Queen.

Mary Wollstonecraft
Early feminist Mary Wollstonecraft, author of The Vindication of the Rights of Woman: biography, articles, links.

Bryher
Bryher was a patron and partner of the poet H.D., and the patron as well of James Joyce and Sylvia Beach.

Meena Alexander
BBC World Service feature on women writers highlights Meena Alexander, born in India to Syrian Christian parents who was educated in India and England and who now lives in the US: her life events, key influences and themes, the works of this author, her style, and her thoughts on being a woman writer.

Margaret Drabble
BBC World Service feature on women writers highlights Margaret Drabble of England: her life events, key influences and themes, the works of this author, her style, and her thoughts on being a woman writer.

Elizabeth Gaskell: The Gaskell Web
Rich directory of resources on the author, Elizabeth Gaskell (1810-1865).

Doris Lessing
BBC World Service feature on women writers highlights Doris Lessing, whose work was published after she moved to England, was born in Iran (then Persia), and grew up and married in Rhodesia: her life events, key influences and themes, the works of this author, her style, and her thoughts on being a woman writer.

Michele Roberts
BBC World Service feature on women writers highlights Michele Roberts of England and France: her life events, key influences and themes, the works of this author, her style, and her thoughts on being a woman writer.

Helen Simpson
BBC World Service feature on women writers highlights Helen Simpson of England: her life events, key influences and themes, the works of this author, her style, and her thoughts on being a woman writer.

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