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Mary Edwards Bryan: Her Early Life and Works

Canter Brown Jr. and Larry Eugene Rivers


This book examines the life of popular Victorian-era writer Mary Edwards Bryan up to publication of her first novel Manch. Its purpose is twofold. First, it aims to document the fascinating story of Bryan’s first forty years, an experience that ran significantly counter to much of what generally is understood about her background and influences. Second, it attempts to underscore Bryan’s remarkable talents as a southern writer, who, although know for mass-market Victorian fiction, craved the opportunity to express herself realistically. The book contains an introduction, twelve chapters, and an ... More

Keywords: Mary Edwards Bryan, Victorian fiction, Southern writers, Manch, biography

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2015 Print ISBN-13: 9780813061146
Published to Florida Scholarship Online: May 2016 DOI:10.5744/florida/9780813061146.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Canter Brown Jr., author

Larry Eugene Rivers, author