About this website
This website is a one-stop shop for information
about Victorian best-selling author Charlotte Mary Yonge (18231901).
It includes material about
Use the links in the left hand column of this website to access resources on Charlotte M. Yonge and her works. Whether you are a reader, a student or academic, or simply interested in the Victorian world, there will be something for you.
You will find publication details and plot summaries of Yonges many books. There are links to texts in all formats, as well as general and scholarly material, and contemporary and modern reviews. Over a hundred of her works are available free online from Project Gutenberg, Internet Archive, Google Books, and other libraries and agencies. You can read or download these directly from the list on our works page.
2023 - Yonge's bicentenary
Next year 2023 is the bicentenary of Charlotte M. Yonges birth
The Charlotte M. Yonge Fellowship welcomes everyone with an interest in the life and work of Charlotte Yonge. For fuller information about its activities and publications promoting CMY, now and in her bicentenary year, go to our sister website:
The CMYF holds regular meetings in the UK. It publishes a twice-yearly Review and the more scholarly Journal (both free to members); the Journal is also accessible on JSTOR. Its archive of Yonge and Yonge-related works is held at St Hughs College in Oxford University.
About Charlotte Yonge
... the ideas that she promulgated through her books, through
her personal influence and through her letters were actually major ideas
for a key generation of Victorian women the women born in the
second half of the 1840's who went on to become the first generation
of women head teachers, who founded the Girls High Schools, and
who became the Principals of the new womens colleges at various
universities. (Julia Courtney, Open University)