Charlotte Yonge, Dynevor Terrrace

Julia Courtney (Independent Scholar - Europe)
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Published by J. W. Parker and Sons in 1857,

Dynevor Terrace

can be grouped with other Yonge novels such as

The Daisy Chain

(1856) and

The Young Stepmother

(serialised 1856-60), written in the years immediately following her 1853 best-seller

The Heir of Redclyffe.

Like

The Heir

, it is a stand-alone novel, although two of the main characters make fleeting cameo appearances in later volumes of the linked family chronicles for which Yonge is widely known. It has never attracted enthusiastic appraisal, with the conservative periodical

John Bull

’s reviewer noting that he was “perhaps… rather disappointed” ( 9 May 1857, 299) although Yonge herself said of the hero Louis Fitzjocelyn that “I think I have always loved him more than Guy [hero of

The Heir

]” (Coleridge, 1903, 197). As the…

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Citation: Courtney, Julia. "Dynevor Terrrace". The Literary Encyclopedia. First published 24 February 2023 [https://www.litencyc.com/php/sworks.php?rec=true&UID=5460, accessed 19 June 2024.]

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