Juliana Horatia Ewing

Jenny Litster (University of Edinburgh)
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In the 1870s and 1880s Juliana Horatia Ewing was among Britain's most popular children's writers. Although she died when she was just forty-three, Mrs Ewing produced a diverse range of charming and intriguing juvenile literature. Her poems, fairytales, stories, novellas and three-deckers appealed to boys, girls and adults. They earned praise from literary figures including Tennyson, Ruskin and Jean Ingelow, were illustrated by Randolph Caldecott and other noted artists, and proved highly influential on later writers such as Frances Hodgson Burnett, Rudyard Kipling, and particularly E. Nesbit. Mrs Ewing's fame was sealed with the success of “Jackanapes” (1879) and “Lætus Sorte Mêa” (1882), two patriotic and sentimental stories of ill-fated soldier heroes. For Victorian readers it…

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Citation: Litster, Jenny. "Juliana Horatia Ewing". The Literary Encyclopedia. First published 01 August 2003 [https://www.litencyc.com/php/speople.php?rec=true&UID=1466, accessed 25 May 2024.]

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