Charlotte M. Yonge
1823 – 1901 A.D.
Charlotte Mary Younge, an English author, born in Hampshire. This prolific writer of the Victorian era produced about 120 volumes, including novels, tales, school manuals, histories and biographies.
Her first conspicuous success was attained in 1853 with The Heir of Redclyffe, which enjoyed an enormous vogue. Among other popular books were: The Daisy Chain, Heartsease, The Young Stepmother, and The Dove in the Eagle’s Nest.
She also edited various educational works, and was far more than thirty years editor of the Monthly Packet.
Miss Yonge’s works are didactic and orthodox, but they exercised a wide and wholesome influence, and she remains a school classic. Her long life was spent in her native town of Otterbourne.
Reference: Famous Women; An Outline of Feminine Achievement Through the Ages With Life Stories of Five Hundred Noted Women By Joseph Adelman. Copyright, 1926 by Ellis M. Lonow Company.