Introducing Charlotte Yonge
Charlotte Mary Yonge (1823–1901) was a best-selling Victorian author of books for adults and children, world famous for her novel The Heir of Redclyffe (1853). With its depiction of comfortable Victorian home life and its attractive hero at odds with his resentful cousin, this double love story remains a powerful and gripping read. Most popular today are her interlinked ‘family chronicles’, peopled by diverse characters who develop over time: Yonge’s lasting achievement is to make them live for her readers. Her many books (both fiction and non-fiction) and journalism were important in spreading the principles of the High Church ‘Oxford Movement’.
About CMYF: The Charlotte M. Yonge Fellowship
This Fellowship is all about people who enjoy Charlotte Yonge’s works. We range from those of us who revel in her extraordinary storytelling and love to talk about her works, to those who see her as an important figure in Victorian writing
CMYF News and events
- August bookclub: The Stokesley SecretThe next bookclub is scheduled for 3pm BST on 13 August 2022.
- CMYF to host ALS meeting in 2023 in Charlotte Yonge’s bicentenary yearThe Alliance of Literary Societies is an umbrella organisation for more than 120 literary societies. Its AGM is organised by a different member society each year. Next year – Charlotte M. Yonge’s bicentenary! – the CMYF itself… Read More »CMYF to host ALS meeting in 2023 in Charlotte Yonge’s bicentenary year
- May bookclub: The Dove in the Eagle’s Nest – 14 May 2022The next book group on The Dove in the Eagle’s Nest will be at 3.00 BST on Saturday 14th May. This is our historical novel for 2022. Published in 1866, following serialization in Macmillan’s Magazine in 1865, … Read More »May bookclub: The Dove in the Eagle’s Nest – 14 May 2022