Yonge, Charlotte M.


Yonge, Charlotte M.

▪ British author
in full  Charlotte Mary Yonge 
born , August 11, 1823, Otterbourne, Hampshire, England
died March 24, 1901, Otterbourne
 English novelist who dedicated her talents as a writer to the service of the church. Her books helped to spread the influence of the Oxford movement, which sought to bring about a return of the Church of England to the High Church ideals of the late 17th century.

      Her first success came with The Heir of Redclyffe (1853), whose hero made goodness attractive and romantic. Her other novels include Heartsease (1854); The Daisy Chain (1856), which depicts the moral conflict of sheltered lives; and The Young Stepmother (1861). She also edited a magazine for girls, The Monthly Packet, for which she wrote historical cameos, and composed religious tracts. Her best work has a vitality that saves it from being propagandist.

Additional Reading
Alethea Hayter, Charlotte Yonge (1996); Barbara Dennis, Charlotte Yonge (1823–1901), Novelist of the Oxford Movement: A Literature of Victorian Culture and Society (1992).

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