Mary Chavelita Dunne

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Mary Chavelita Dunne Bright was born in Melbourne, Australia back in 1859 to John and Isabel. Her family moved several times when she was young ending up in Dublin, Ireland. She was schooled in Germany where she had a talent as an artist and linguistics. Her mother died when she was 14 so she moved to New York where she married Henry however, that marriage ended in divorce just a year later.

After the marriage dissolved she had a brief romance with Knut inspiring her to write. In 1899, she married Egerton who was a second-rate minor novelist she returned to rural Ireland and as they say the rest is history. I’m writing about her today not because of her failed marriages but for her writing. You see she was a true pioneer in her day.

Maybe her name doesn’t ring a bell but you may know her by her pseudonym name of “George Egerton”. She is considered one of the most important New Woman writers of the nineteenth century. Her short story “Keynotes” made her a success on both side of the Atlantic. She died in Sussex inn 1945 at 85.

 

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Nina Hollander
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Yet another fascinating women I knew nothing about until reading your post, James. Mary lived through some very interesting times.

Apr 03, 2017 04:57 AM #1
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Wayne Martin
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Good morning James. The more you know the nore you don't know! Mary was indeed bright but unknown to me until today! Enjoy your day!

Apr 03, 2017 05:29 AM #2
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Sheila Anderson
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Good morning James. This was very interesting. Never heard of her before.

Apr 03, 2017 05:33 AM #3
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James,

A fascinating woman, and I had no idea of her existence.  I took a linguistics class in graduate school and really enjoyed it, but by no means am I an expert like she was.  A

Apr 03, 2017 06:23 AM #4
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  Thank you for sharing your blog (or history lesson) for introducing another amazing person of interest.

Apr 03, 2017 06:56 AM #5
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Rebecca Lewis
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Another woman who helped pave the way for future generations. Thank you for my history lesson.

Apr 03, 2017 07:00 AM #6
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Raymond E. Camp
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Good morning James,

Guess there is a trip to the library in store for me!

Make yourself an astonishing day.

Apr 03, 2017 07:43 AM #7
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Brian England
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Well, I don't recognize her by any of the names, but I am glad I learned about this interesting woman.

Apr 03, 2017 11:27 AM #8
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I enjoy being a student of the James Dray daily blog post. 

Apr 03, 2017 02:51 PM #9
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Interesting how women had to disguise their names with male names due to no women's rights in any form of early history. Thank you for such an amazing story of such an amazing novelist.

Apr 03, 2017 03:28 PM #10
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James- There are so many women in our history who have achieved so much and yet we know so little about them. 

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I couldn't have guessed this one but thanks for sharing it with us.

Apr 04, 2017 05:03 AM #12
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James, I do not believe I have read anything by George Egerton. I will check out her short story, 'Keynotes.'

Apr 04, 2017 10:38 PM #13
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James Dray What an amazing woman. Thanks for introducing her & retelling her life's journey in your post.

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