Fun Facts Friday: Charlotte Mary Yonge

August 11, 2023

Charlotte Mary Yonge (11 August, 1823 – 24 March, 1823) was a prolific English author, writing in the service of the Church of England attempting to spread their influence. Ms. Yonge’s work showed interest in sanitation and public health..

Fun Facts Friday: Charlotte Mary YongeBooks by Charlotte Mary Yonge*

Fun Facts about Charlotte Mary Yonge:

  1. Charlotte Mary Yonge was born in Otterbourne, Hampshire to a very religious family. She was educated at home by her father, William Yonge.
  2. Her father was a harsh teacher, required diligence and accuracy that often brought young Ms. Younge to tears, nonetheless she admired him greatly. He did teach her Latin, Greek, French, and mathematics.
  3. Ms. Yonge started writing in 1848 and wrote about 160 works, mostly novels.
  4. Her first commercially successful novel, The Heir of Redclyffe, was published in 1853.
  5. Much of the profits from her writings were used for charitable work.
  6. Circa 1859, Ms. Yonge started a literary group for her younger female cousins. They even published a private magazine. The group was very valuable to the last generation of women who were educated at home.
  7. Her personal example and enthusiasm about education, directing influenced her goddaughter, Alice Mary Coleridge founder of Abbots Bromley School for Girls.
  8. The author devoted herself to beliefs and practices of Christianity emphasizing rituals, priestly authority, and other Christian traditions (known as the High church). Her novels frequently reflected those values through the lens of Anglican devotion.
  9. Even though she’s not well known today, Charlotte Mary Yonge was very respected during her lifetime. Lewis Carroll,George Eliot, and Alfred, Lord Tennyson were among her readers, and C. S. Lewis compared her writing of domestic life with those of Leo Tolstoy.
  10. Charlotte Mary Yonge was born, lived, and died in Otterbourne, working as a Sunday school teacher for 71 years.

Books by Charlotte Mary Yonge*

Zohar – Man of la Book
*Ama­zon links point to an affil­i­ate account, the money is usually spent on books

Sources:

Charlotte Mary Yonge | Wikipedia

Charlotte M. Yonge | Victorian Novelist, Novels of Faith | Britannica

Mary Elizabeth Coleridge | Poetry Foundation

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