ENGLISH POETRY 1579-1830: SPENSER AND THE TRADITION

Caroline Norton

(1808-1877)


Caroline Norton, described by the Quarterly Review as the "Byron of modern poetesses" was the granddaughter of Richard Brinsley Sheridan. After an unhappy marriage with George Chapple Norton (1827) she published her first volume of poems, afterwards supporting her family and her estranged husband by publishing novels and writing for periodicals. Norton's later pamphlets on the legal rights of women contributed to liberalizing the laws.


TEXT RECORDS:

1829The Sorrows of Rosalie.
1829The Sorrows of Rosalie. Part II.
1829The Sorrows of Rosalie. Part III.
1829[Sorrows of Rosalie: Introductory Stanzas.]
1830Sonnet. ["Oh! for the time — the happy sinless time."]

PUBLICATIONS:

The dandies' rout. 1820?
The sorrows of Rosalie: a tale with other poems. 1829.
The undying one and other poems. 1830.
Poems. 1833.
The wife and woman's reward. 3 vols, 1835.
A voice from the factories. 1836.
The dream, and other poems. 1840.
Lines. 1840.
The child of the islands: a poem. 1845.
Aunt Carry's ballads for children. 1847.
A residence at Sierra Leone. 1849.
Love not. 1850?
Stuart of Dunleath: a story of modern times. 3 vols, 1851.
The lady of La Garaye. 1862.
Lost and saved. 3 vols, 1863.
Home thoughts and home themes. 3 vols, 1863.
Old Sir Douglas. 3 vols, 1868.
The rose of Jericho. 1870.
Bingen on the Rhine. 1888.
Letters of Caroline Norton to Lord Melbourne, ed. James O. Hoge and Clarke Olney. 1974.