We are very pleased to announce the release of Helen C. Black’s Notable Women Authors of the Day.
First published in 1893, Notable Women Authors of the Day began life as a series of interviews published in the popular women’s magazine the Lady’s Pictorial. The 30 featured authors were among the most successful of the late nineteenth century, and many were household names.
The interviews offer a tantalising glimpse into the life the Victorian woman writer, revealing the challenges of balancing their personal and professional lives. Helen C. Black describes the author and her home, sharing with the reader details of domestic arrangements and writing habits. Told in the second person, the interviews create an immediacy and intimacy between the authors and the reader.
This new edition is based on the 1906 text, including the original portraits, along with a wealth of new material:
- preface by Troy J. Bassett on Helen C. Black and the Lady’s Pictorial
- critical introduction
- explanatory footnotes
- updated profiles on the Notable Women
- suggestions for further reading
For more information, and for details on how to order copies, please visit: