Anna Shipton, The Cottage on the Rock: An Allegory

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Much of Anna Shipton’s early writing was published in magazines and literary annuals, but, after her religious conversion in c.1852, she started to produce evangelical books in various genres, including poetry, collections of short tract-like stories, biographies and in this case, allegorical fiction. Although many of Shipton’s books were applauded in the evangelical press on both sides of the Atlantic, reviews of

The Cottage on the Rock: An Allegory 

(1862) are scarce. The following extract from the

New York Advocate and Guardian

(published by the New York Female Moral Reform Society) gives an indication of Shipton’s standing at this early stage in her writing career:

I envy not the Christian who can read the vivid and vital expressions of a living faith, and not feel rebuked for

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Citation: Rees, Kathy. "The Cottage on the Rock: An Allegory". The Literary Encyclopedia. First published 15 May 2024 [, accessed 30 May 2024.]

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