Jean Ingelow Biography

This Biography consists of approximately 9 pages of information about the life of Jean Ingelow.
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Jean Ingelow's London home is as lovingly cared for today as it was in the 1880s and 1890s by Ingelow herself. Yet, in a history-conscious city profusely dotted with bright blue markers indicating the homes of thousands of famous, infamous, and obscure literary figures, 6 Holland Villas Road, the home of one of the late nineteenth century's most popular and admired poets, remains markerless. This omission is particularly surprising given the degree of both popular and critical acclaim Ingelow achieved in her lifetime. Her books for both adults and children sold widely in Britain and were even more popular in America. Writers such as Alfred Tennyson, John Ruskin, Robert Browning, Henry Wadsworth Longfellow, and Christina Rossetti admired and befriended her and, along with many other literary figures, were frequent visitors to her Kensington home. In 1892, after Tennyson's death, many people suggested Ingelow as a candidate for poet laureate. Although...

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