Charlotte Mary Yonge





Charlotte Mary Yonge


Born
in Otterbourne, Hampshire, The United Kingdom
August 11, 1823

Died
May 24, 1901

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Charlotte Mary Yonge was an English novelist, known for her huge output, now mostly out of print.

She began writing in 1848, and published during her long life about 160 works, chiefly novels. Her first commercial success, The Heir of Redclyffe (1853), provided the funding to enable the schooner Southern Cross to be put into service on behalf of George Selwyn. Similar charitable works were done with the profits from later novels. Yonge was also a founder and editor for forty years of The Monthly Packet, a magazine (founded in 1851) with a varied readership, but targeted at British Anglican girls (in later years it was addressed to a somewhat wider readership).

Among the best known of her works are The Heir of Redclyffe, Heartsease, and The Da
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“many men are neither worthy of their wives, nor of their dogs.”
Charlotte Mary Yonge, The Heir of Redclyffe
tags: humor, true

“No, I am not sorry for having offended him. I don't mind him; but Ailie, how little one knows! All the angry and bitter feelings that I thought burnt out for ever when I lay waiting for death, are stirred up as hotly as they were long ago. The old self is here as strong as ever!”
Charlotte Mary Yonge, Clever Woman of the Family

“And, for her father, it seemed as if it were a home-like, comfortable thought to him, that her mother had one of her children with her. He called her the first link of his Daisy Chain drawn up out of sight; and, during the quiet days that ensued, he seemed as it were to be lifted above grief, dwelling upon hope.”
Charlotte Mary Yonge, The Daisy chain, or Aspirations

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