Charlotte Mary Yonge Biography
Charlotte Mary Yonge (1823-1901) was an English novelist and teacher. She was born in Otterbourne, Hampshire and was the youngest of 11 children. She was educated at home by her father, who was a clergyman. From a young age, she began writing and publishing her own stories and articles.
In 1848, Yonge published her first novel, "The Heir of Redclyffe", which became a best-seller and established her as a popular author. Over the next 50 years, she wrote over 100 novels and countless short stories and articles. Her works were often set in the past and dealt with themes of love, duty, and morality.
In addition to her writing, Yonge was also an advocate for education and helped establish a school for girls in the village of Otterbourne. She was also a prominent member of the Church of England and was involved in various charitable organizations.
Yonge died in 1901 at the age of 78 and is remembered as one of the most influential and respected women of her time. Many of her novels are still in print today and continue to be popular with readers.
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