Women Writers: 19th Century
- Louisa May Alcott (19)
- Jane Austen (10)
- Nellie Bly
- Anne Bronte (13)
- Lydia Maria Child (10)
- Susan Fenimore Cooper (9)
- Emily Dickinson (73)
- George Eliot (9)
- Charlotte Perkins Gilman (8)
- Sarah Hale
- Julia Ward Howe (33)
- Jean Ingelow (3)
- Sarah Orne Jewett (7)
- Anna Leonowens (13)
- Mary Livermore
- Judith Sargent Murray
- Mary Wollstonecraft Shelley (8)
- Harriet Beecher Stowe (46)
- Ida Tarbell
- Ella Wheeler Wilcox (10)
- Indian Captivity Narratives (12)
- Transcendentalists (21)
Katharine Lee Bates
Katharine Lee Bates biography - a biography of pioneer Wellesley educator Katharine Lee Bates, author of the lyrics of America the Beautiful.
Ethel Lynn Beers
Ethel Lynn Beers is best known for her Civil War-related poem, "The Picket Guard," sometimes known as "All Quiet Along the Potomac Tonight."
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.
A biography of Charlotte Brontë, author of Jane Eyre and of many poems, plus a guide to many more printe and internet resources.
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.
A brief biography, with links to a more in-depth biography and story of how her poetry came to light. Plus a multi-level index to many more Emily Dickinson resources on this site.
Alice Dunbar-Nelson Books
Alice Dunbar-Nelson -- who also wrote as Alice Ruth Moore, Alice Moore Dunbar-Nelson, and Alice Dunbar Nelson -- was an African American woman writer at the end of the 19th century and beginning of the 20th century. Her life and writing provide insight into the culture in which she lived. Here are some recommended books by or about Alice...
Ellen Russell Emerson
A profile of Ellen Russell Emerson, writer in the 19th century about Native American myths and Native American legends.
Louise Guiney Quotes
Quotes by Louise Guiney - part of an extensive collection of quotations by notable women.
Alice Morse Earle
A profile of Alice Morse Earle, whose writings on colonial life and the Puritans focus on domestic life and foreshadow the discipline of women's history.
Louise Guiney biography - profile of Louise Guiney, poet of the late 19th century.
Sarah Josepha Hale Pictures
Sarah Josepha Hale - images connected with 19th century writer and editor Sarah Josepha Hale.
Sofia Kovalevskaya biography: profile of Sofia Kovalevskaya, 19th century mathematician.
Judith Sargent Murray
A profile of Judith Sargent Murray, early American essayist, whose religious and political writing as well as personal letters help us understand that period of history. She also wrote one of the earliest feminist essays in America.
Mary Shelley, author of the novel Frankenstein, was the daughter of feminist Mary Wollstonecraft. Read about her life and writings.
Mary Shelley Portrait
Image of Mary Shelley, from a 19th century original.
Mary Shelley Quotes
Selected quotations from Mary Shelley, author of Frankenstein.
Harriet Beecher Stowe
Biography of Harriet Beecher Stowe, author of Uncle Tom's Cabin: her life, her work, her world. From your About Women's History Guide.
Sarah Helen Power Whitman
From your About Guide to Women's History, a biography and links on this 19th century poet, spiritualist, and love interest of Edgar Allen Poe.
Ella Wheeler Wilcox
A major poet, but often thought to be a bad one, she catered to popular tastes. One poem, represented here among many others, was a conversation between the old century and the new -- the 19th and the 20th. Another is an answer to a male critic who said "Woman is man's enemy, rival and competitor."
From your About Guide to Women's History, articles and quotations on the author of A Vindication of the Rights of Woman.
Elizabeth Gaskell: The Gaskell Web
Rich directory of resources on the author, Elizabeth Gaskell (1810-1865).