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
- Bicentenary booklet availableOn 24 June 2023 the Charlotte Mary Yonge Fellowship joined forces with the Hampshire Field Club and Archaeological Society for a day in Otterbourne and Hursley to celebrate the 200th birthday of CMY. We are making the publication to… Read More »Bicentenary booklet available
- CMY at Victorian Transformations conferenceThe full programme for this conference (online and at Weetwood Hall, Leeds, 24-25 May 2023) is now available: https://www.leedstrinity.ac.uk/research/research-centres/lcvs/victorian-transformations/ Online access to the conference’s two full days costs £30, and booking is open until 13 April 2023
- Charlotte Mary Yonge : Writing the Victorian AgeWe are delighted to announce the publication of Charlotte Mary Yonge: Writing the Victorian Age edited by Clare Walker Gore, Clemence Schultze and Julia Courtney. This collection of essays (many by CMYF members) celebrates Yonge’s literary achievement… Read More »Charlotte Mary Yonge : Writing the Victorian Age
- Victorian Transformations conference 24/25 May 2023Charlotte M Yonge will feature prominently at a conference on Victorian Transformations hosted by Leeds Centre for Victorian Studies in collaboration with CMYF on 24-25 May 2023. The call for papers closes on 15 January 2023. This… Read More »Victorian Transformations conference 24/25 May 2023
- December book groupThe book group on 10 December 2022 will be a discussion on CMY and Christian Names – her great work, plus her use of names, plus Are You Called after a CMY character?