Hubbell, George Shelton "The Sanity of Wonderland" The Sewanee Review (1927) 387-98. Rpt. in Nineteenth- Century Literature Criticisms. Ed. Laurie Harris.
After much persuading, the poems were published in a small book entitled Poems by Currer, Ellis, and Acton Bell. Pseudonyms were used because the girls wanted their poetry to be taken seriously. Only two copies were sold. The failure led all three to begin work on novels: Emily on Wuthering Heights, Charlotte on Jane Eyre, and Anne on Agnes Grey. All three novels were successful and published in 1847 and 1848.
Imagine a time when sexism was protocol. Now imagine a woman who stepped up, and even implied these problems in her literature. That powerful mistress was Charlotte Bronte, a British author, and very strong woman. She lived a tough life, often suffering from many untimely deaths, including her own. Her sisters were incomparable assets to her mental and emotional strength.
The Brontë Sisters and Their Work As the three famous Brontë sisters grew up, they wrote stories even as young girls. They developed their characters and plotlines over the years, and these three works would later become either their best or only works; Charlotte with Jane Eyre, Emily with Wuthering Heights, and Anne with Agnes Grey. Focusing on the key works of Charlotte and Anne, readers get a glimpse into the writers' opinions of being a governess and perhaps life in general. Of the three sisters, Emily produced the least amount but was also the first to pass away. All three did see some of their poetry published before taking to their final resting place, but Emily published only one novel.
Through her works of romantic fiction, Jane Austen has made a place for herself as one of the most widely read authors in English literature. Her realism, witty writing style, and social commentary have given her historical significance among scholars and critics and have earned her a place in the hearts of many readers both young and old. Although, sadly, she did not live to see the extent of her legacy. From her teenage years into her thirties, Austen experimented with various literary forms. She wrote and extensively revised three major novels and began a fourth.
As a matter of fact, quality of writing is not the only variable for rejection. Perhaps your book is not a good fit for the publisher, or the agent is looking for something ‘different’ or your work has just been misunderstood. Yet, no matter what the reason is, those rejection letters still sting. Gary Smailes writes: “C.S. Lewis received over 800 rejections before he sold a single piece of writing.
Her first collection of poetry was published in 1890 by personal acquaintances Thomas Wentworth Higginson and Mabel Loomis Todd, both of who had heavily edited the content. A complete and mostly unaltered collection of her poetry became available for the first time in 1955 when The Poems of Emily Dickinson was published by scholar Thomas H. Johnson. Despite some unfavorable reviews and some skepticism during the late 19th and early 20th century as to Dickinson's literary prowess, she is now almost uni... ... middle of paper ... ...his analysis, saying that Dickinson's "relentlessly measuring mind ... deflates the airy elevation of the Transcendental".  Apart from the major themes discussed below, Dickinson's poetry frequently uses humor, puns, irony and satire. Emily Dickinson’s legacy continues to this day as changing they way we view poetry and the way it has evolved.
Her early writings are considered some of her greatest pieces of poetry (Harmon 552). Her early poems were published in St. Nicholas, a children’s magazine. Her first big piece was “Renascence” in 1912 when she was nineteen. To help pay for her schooling Millay began to write prose under the pseudonym Nancy Boyd. Her writings as Nancy Boyd were primarily short stories.
After her education at the young ladies school, Cummins wrote short fiction anonymously in periodicals throughout the New England area (857) before publishing The Lamplighter, her most successful work, in 1854. Unlike Ruth Hall: A Domestic Tale of the Present Time and its existence as an autobiography of Fanny Fern, The Lamplighter, is a work of fiction. However, The Lamplighter does draw on some similar details of Cummins’ life. For example, the uncertain identity of Cummins’ mother is paralleled in the uncertain identity of Gertrude’s father for a majority of the novel. There is also the similarity of Cummins’ education at Mrs. Charles Sedgewick’s Young Ladies School with that of Gertrude’s position of employment at Mr. W’s school as a teacher