Maria Jane Jewsbury (1800–1833) was a Manchester-based writer who made a name for herself at the turn of the nineteenth century through poems, fiction, literary and educational prose. During her time, she was well-regarded for her poetic and prose contributions to the Manchester Gazette and later the Athenaeum, as well as her prolific writings in literary annuals. More recently, scholars have discussed Jewsbury’s literary connections with William Wordsworth, Felicia Hemans, and Letitia Elizabeth Landon. Her significant later work includes a piece of prose fiction entitled The Three Histories that contemplates women’s writing lives, and The Oceanides, a long poetic sequence that meditates on her …

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Citation: Singer, Katherine. "Maria Jane Jewsbury". The Literary Encyclopedia. First published 19 November 2012 [, accessed 01 April 2023.]

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