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About the Author: Anne Isabella Thackeray Ritchie

Anne Isabella, Lady Ritchie, née Thackeray (9 June 1837 – 26 February 1919), was an English writer. She was the eldest daughter of William Makepeace Thackeray. She was the author of several novels which were highly regarded in their time, and a central figure in the late Victorian literary scene. She is perhaps best remembered today as the custodian of her father's literary legacy, and for her short fiction placing traditional fairy tale narratives in a Victorian milieu.

Anne Isabella Thackeray was born in London, the eldest daughter of William Makepeace Thackeray and his wife Isabella Gethin Shawe (1816–1893). She had two younger sisters: Jane, born in 1839, who died at eight months, and Harriet Marian (1840–1875), who married Leslie Stephen in 1869. Anne, whose father called her "Anny", spent her childhood in France and England.

She married her cousin Richmond Ritchie, seventeen years her junior, in 1877. The couple had two children, Hester and Billy.

She was the step-aunt of Virginia Woolf who penned an obituary for her in the Times Literary Supplement. She is believed to be the inspiration for the character of Mrs. Hilbery in Woolf's Night and Day.


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ISBN10: 1147766126 | ISBN13: 9781147766127

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Fancy and natural feeling are expressed by odes, by nymphs, by ovals, and mezzotints. Cipriani teaches in his schools; classic temples are rising in windy gardens (for alas! The climate does not lend itself to this golden age revival), and never were winters more wintry, fogs more enduring, or frosts more nipping than those at the end of the last century.

Perhaps to Miss Angel the darkness may have seemed but as a veil to the sweet dazzling images of her early youth. She may have still seen the sunlight through the mists and fogs of the great city where she had cast her lot, and her November may have appeared splendid still, and set upon a golden background, while she found present sunshine in the admiring eyes of her friends and lovers.

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