Review of Rosa! Rosa!: A Life of Rosa Praed, Novelist and Spiritualist, by Patricia Clarke.

Rosa Praed is a significant figure in nineteenth-century Australian literature. With voluminous output and a substantial place in English literary society at a time when Eng- land dominated Australian publishing and taste, she figured prominently in assessments of our literature of a century ago. Arthur Patchett Martin, Desmond Byrne, and Turner and Sutherland all featured her in their tum-of-the-century accounts, while G.A. Sala and Mark Twain paid tribute to her work. Although never a best-seller, she had a literary reputation and a social credibility in London for which Rolf Boldrewood would have given his eye-teeth.

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Published 1 May 2001 in Volume 20 No. 1. Subjects: Rosa Praed, 19th Century Women Writers.

Cite as: Tiffin, Chris. ‘Review of Rosa! Rosa!: A Life of Rosa Praed, Novelist and Spiritualist, by Patricia Clarke..’ Australian Literary Studies, vol. 20, no. 1, 2001. https://doi.org/10.20314/als.c6c4d213ed.