Published Authors

Juvenilia Press publishes early writing by young authors (up to the approximate age of twenty), including published and unpublished works by writers who became famous as adults and by those who did not become adult writers but whose writing is full of percipience and zest.

For more about editions on the following authors, please see the relevant catalogue links at left.

For more about Juvenilia Press editions and authors, click on the following reviews in blogs by Professor Trevor Cairney, UNSW:

Literacy, families and learning: The Childhood Writing of Famous...
Literacy, families and learning: Juvenilia: The study of writing from ...
http://trevorcairney.blogspot.com/2018/03/the-childrens-writing-of-alcott-austen.html

Authors of current volumes (18th Century)

  • Jane Austen
  • Maria Edgeworth
  • Sarah Fyge Egerton
  • Sophia Elizabeth Burney
  • Lady Mary Wortley Montagu
  • Hannah More
  • Anna Maria Porter

Authors of current volumes (19th Century)

  • Louisa May Alcott
  • Branwell Brontë
  • Charlotte Brontë
  • Mary Grant Bruce
  • Lewis Carroll
  • Charles Dickens
  • Richard Doyle
  • George Eliot
  • Marjory Fleming
  • John Leigh Hunt
  • Annie and Ida Rentoul
  • John Ruskin
  • Robert Louis Stevenson
  • Elizabeth Thompson (Butler)
  • Ethel Turner
  • Iris Vaughan
A manuscript page from Lewis Carroll's The Rectory Magazine
A manuscript page from Lewis Carroll's The Rectory Magazine

Authors of current volumes (20th Century)

  • Margaret Atwood
  • Herman Charles
    Bosman
  • Eleanor Dark
  • Marian Engel
  • Dorothy Hewett
  • Greg Hollingshead
  • Hope Hook
  • Virginia Cary Hudson
  • Philip Larkin
  • Margaret Laurence
  • Malcolm Lowry
  • Carol Shields
  • Aritha van Herk
  • Rudy Wiebe
  • Alison White
  • Opal Whiteley
Dorothy Hewett's notebook
Teacher Dr. Jane Sloan from Redlands School with a copy of Eleanor Dark’s Juvenilia produced by Redlands students, and a display of Dark’s school memorabilia.
Dorothy Hewett's notebook
Dorothy Hewett's notebook

Authors of volumes in progress

  • William Ainsworth
  • Louisa May Alcott
  • Emily and Anne Brontë
  • Katherine Mansfield
  • Harold Pinter
  • Christina Rossetti
  • Robert Louis Stevenson
  • A.C. Swinburne
  • Alfred Tennyson
  • Edith Wharton
Dorothy Hewett’s notebook
Ethel Turner memorabilia

"For the English teacher in high school and university, juvenilia offer an exciting way of teaching literary traditions, and of introducing students to canonical writers in a way that is noncanonical." - Elaine Ostrey, Canadian Children's Literature, 1991/92, p. 158

List of Reviews

“A rare glimpse into the early writings of a young woman.”

“Meticulously crafted,”

 

Riddle, Naomi.  Ethel Turner, Tales from the Parthenon and Eleanor Dark’s Juvenilia. Southerly 76.1 “Words and Music” 2016

http://southerlyjournal.com.au/wp-content/uploads/2016/10/Riddle-reviews-Dark-and-Turner-1.pdf


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“Offers insights into the later work of successful writers”

 

“They throw light on a young man in love.”

 

Cairney, Trevor. “The Childhood Writing of Dickens, Austen, Ruskin, Bruce & Others: What can we learn from it?”. Literacy, Families, and Learning Blog. Thursday, March 28, 2013.

http://trevorcairney.blogspot.com/2013/03/

 

 

"The sense of progression and development in the writing allows people to look at the apprenticeship of a writer."

 

Pryor, Lisa.  “Drunks, bastards and murderers: ah, a ripping yarn from Jane Austen.” 2002

Sydney Morning Herald, 2002. https://www.smh.com.au/entertainment/books/drunks-and-bastards-a-ripping-yarn-from-jane-austen-20021116-gdftqo.html

 


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“as the Juvenilia Press has proven, the juvenile efforts of famous writers are a type of literature that deserves more attention.”

 

Ostry, Elaine. “In the Flush of Youth: offerings from the Juvenilia Press.” .” 1998

Sydney Morning Herald, 2002. http://www.ccl-lcj.ca/index.php/ccl-lcj/article/view/4518/4067

 

List of Reviews — Juvenilia Press volumes

 

2016

Editorial. “William MB Berger Prize for British Art History 2016: Long List”. [Elizabeth Thompson Butler’s Waterloo Diary] The British Art Journal 17.1, 2.

 

Riddle, Naomi.  Ethel Turner, Tales from the Parthenon and Eleanor Dark’s Juvenilia. Southerly 76.1 “Words and Music”.

http://southerlyjournal.com.au/wp-content/uploads/2016/10/Riddle-reviews-Dark-and-Turner-1.pdf

 

Soya, Michiko. “Jane Austen’s The History of England & Cassandra’s Portraits”. Jane Austen Studies: The Journal of the Jane Austen Society of Japan 10 (June 2016).

 

2015

Uda, Kazuko. “Maria Edgeworth’s The Double Disguise”. Brontë Studies Japan 6.1 (November 2015).

 

2014

Terry, Sue. “Eleanor Dark’s Juvenilia”. Whispering Gums Blog. 23 July 2014.

 

Russo, Stephanie. “Maria Edgeworth’s The Double Disguise”. Women’s Writing (15 December 2014).

 

Paroissien, David. “Charles Dickens’s The Bill of Fare, O’Thello & Other Early Works”. Dickens Quarterly 31.1 (March 2014), 73–76.

 

Stewart, David. “The Palace of Pleasure and Other Early Poems by Leigh Hunt”. The Year’s Work in English Studies (online March 4, 2013).

 

2013

“Recent Editions: Robert Louis Stevenson: First Writings”. RLS Site Newsletter Year 13 No. ii (September 2013), 8.

 

Cairney, Trevor. “The Childhood Writing of Dickens, Austen, Ruskin, Bruce & Others: What can we learn from it?”. Literacy, Families, and Learning Blog. Thursday, March 28, 2013.

http://trevorcairney.blogspot.com/2013/03/

 

“Charles Dickens’s The Bill of Fare, O’Thello & Other Early Works”. Brontë Studies Japan 5.5 (2013): 105–116.

 

 

2012

McMaster, Juliet. “Sarah Fyge Egerton’s The Female Advocate”. The Female Spectator 16.4 (Autumn 2012), 4.

 

2011

Baker, William. Review of Jane Austen’s The History of England & Cassandra’s Portraits edited by Annette Upfal and Christine Alexander (Juvenilia Press 2010) in The Year’s Work in English Studies (2011), 55–6.

 

Duquette, Natasha. “The ‘New-Formed Leaves’ of Juvenilia Press”. English Studies in Canada 37.3 (Sept–Dec 2011), 201–18.

 

Harris, Jocelyn. “Jane Austen’s The History of England & Cassandra’s Portraits”. Eighteenth-Century Fiction 23.2 (2010–11), 451–54.

 

Morrison, Fiona. “Right from the Beginning” Review of Dorothy Hewett, The Gipsy Dancer & Early Poems edited by Christine Alexander, with others (Juvenilia Press 2010) in Southerly 70.2 (2010), 205–8.

 

Tullock, Emily. Review of Mary Grant Bruce’s The Early Tales. “The write approach: HSC English students at PLC published a book of stories”. Sydney Morning Herald: Financial Review (Thursday, 28 July 2011), 13.

 

Van Der Meer, Carolyne. “Branwell Brontë’s The History of the Young Men”. Brontë Studies 36.4 (November 2011), 398.

 

2010

Kelly, Richard. “The Rectory Magazine”. Victorian Review 36.1 (Spring 2010), 239–40.

 

Sheridan, Susan. “Dorothy Hewett. The Gipsy Dancer and Early Poems”. Transitional Literature 3.1 (online November 2010).

 

Sabor, Peter. “Jane Austen’s The History of England & Cassandra’s Portraits”. JASNA News. (Winter 2010).

 

2009

Blundell, Graeme. “Child’s play salvaged from Dorothy Hewett’s past”. The Australian. (14 May 2009).

 

“Jane’s juvenilia”. Jane Austen’s Regency World 39 (May/ June 2009), 22–27.

 

Reimer, Mavis. “The Child Writer from Austen to Woolf”. English Studies in Canada 33.1–2 (January 2009).

 

2008

Barker, Catherine. “Jane Austen’s Men”. JASA Chronicle (December 2008), 14.

 

Frank, Katherine. “Dick Doyle’s Journal”. Victorian Review 34.1 (Spring 2008), 180–82.

 

2007

Britton Wenner, Barbara. “Life in the 18th Century Fast Lane: Jack & Alice, Lady Susan and The Three Sisters”. JASNA News 23.1 (Spring 2007), 22.

 

2006

Birch, Dinah. “The Child Writer”. Times Literary Supplement. 8 February 2006.

 

Southam, Brian. “Jane Austen’s Lady Susan”. Jane Austen Society Newsletter No.27 (October 2006) 19–20.

Wiesenfarth, Joseph. “Life in the Raw” Reviews of Frederic & Elfrida by Jane Austen. Edited by Peter Sabor, Sylvia Hunt, and Victoria Kortes-Papp with illustrations by Juliet McMaster. Juvenilia Press, 2002. The History of England by Jane Austen. Edited by Jan Fergus and Others with illustrations by Cassandra Austen and Juliet McMaster. Juvenilia Press, 2003 (1st ed. 1995). Catharine or The Bower by Jane Austen. Edited by Juliet McMaster and Others with illustrations by Reka Serfozo. Juvenilia Press, 2005 (1st ed. 1996). JASNA News 22.2 (Summer 2006), 18.

 

2005

Beare, Sandra. “The Three Sisters by Jane Austen”. JASA Chronicle. June 2005.

 

Brannigan, John. “Philip Larkin’s Incidents from Phippy’s Schooldays”. The Year’s Work in English Studies 84 (2005) Chapter XIV Modern Literature, 847.

 

Kearney, Pauline. “Jane Austen’s Lady Susan”. JASA Chronicle (December 2005), 40.

 

Macleod, Jock. “The Diary of Iris Vaughan”. Australasian Victorian Studies Journal 11 (2005), 158–161.

 

Ray, Greg “John Winton Heming” . Collecting Books and Magazines, 27 May 2005 http://www.collectingbooksandmagazines.com/heming.html

 

2004

Chen, Sze Kai.  “Jane Addiction.” Blitz (University of New South Wales). September 2004 (mention of Juvenilia Press).

 

Duggan, Laurie “Still Life with dying poet” Jacket Magazine February 2004 http://jacketmagazine.com/25/dugg-rothen.html

 

 

Morash, Gordon.  “The Thoughts and Words of Rudy Wiebe.” Legacy (Spring 2004), 17–20.

 

Updike, John “What’s to love in Larkin” The New Yorker, 29 October 2004 https://www.newyorker.com/magazine/2004/07/26/twice-collected

 

 

Wilcocks, Richard.  Review of Tales of the Islanders, Volumes 1–3. Charlotte Brontë.  Eds. Christine Alexander et al. Brontë Studies 29.3 (November 2004), 271–72.

 

Williams, Deb. “Austen Illustrated.” Sensibilities (Jane Austen Society of Australia) 11 September 2004 (mentions Juvenilia Press volumes).

 

2003

Booth, James.  Review of Incidents From Phippy’s Schooldays. Philip Larkin.

Eds. Brenda Allen and James Acheson. About Larkin 15 (April 2003), 34.

 

McMaster, Juliet.  “Punctilio and Propriety: Illustrating Frederic & Elfrida.” Sensibilities (Jane Austen Society of Australia) (June 2003), 18–29.

 

Osadetz, Stephen.  “Juvenilia Press leaves the nest.” Express News University of Alberta, 8 August 2003.

 

Pettigrew, Ellyn.  Review of Frederic & Elfrida. Jane Austen. Ed. Peter Sabor. Newsletter (Jane Austen Society of Australia) No. 24 (June 2003), 38.

 

Spreng, Angela.  “Evolutionary Visions.” Review of Embryo Words: Margaret Laurence’s Early Writings.  Margaret Laurence. Ed. Nora Foster Stovel. Canadian Literature No.178 (Autumn 2003), 170–71.

 

2002

Frank, Tema.  “Juvenilia Press.” University Affairs (Canada). February 2002, 21–4.

 

Peterson, Leslie.  “Significant Beginnings: Recovering Childhood Writing with the Juvenilia Press.” The Female Spectator (Chawton House Library Newsletter). Autumn 2002, 5–7.

 

Pryor, Lisa.  “Drunks, bastards and murderers: ah, a ripping yarn from Jane Austen.” Sydney Morning Herald, Weekend Edition, 16–17 November 2002, 5.

https://www.smh.com.au/entertainment/books/drunks-and-bastards-a-ripping-yarn-from-jane-austen-20021116-gdftqo.html

 

 

2001

Cairney, Richard.  “Juvenilia Press launches new collection.” Express News University of Alberta, 30 November 2001 (article also appeared in the University of Alberta Folio, 30 November 2001).

 

Hall, Vicki.  “Leaving the nest.” The Edmonton Journal, 8 August 1999: B1-B2.

 

Kearney, Christine.  “Out of the mouths of babes.” Uniken 2001

 

Somacarrera, Pilar.  “Canadian Childhoods.” Review of A Quiet Game and Other Early Works. Margaret Atwood. Eds. Kathy Chung and Sherrill Grace. Canadian Literature 168 (Spring 2001), 120–21.

 

Wiesenfarth, Joseph.  Review of Jane Austen’s A Collection of Letters. Ed. Juliet McMaster et al., Lesley Castle. Ed. Jan Fergus et al., Evelyn. Ed. Peter Sabor et al. Eighteenth-Century Fiction 13.4 (2001), 611–15.

 

 

1999

 

McMaster, Juliet.  “Hands-On Editing Experience with the Juvenilia Press.” Teaching and Learning 6.3 (April 1999), 3.

 

Reid-Walsh, Jacqueline.  “Austen for All Ages.” Review of Jane Austen’s Catharine, or The Bower. Ed. Juliet McMaster et al., A Collection of Letters. Ed. Juliet McMaster et al., Henry and Eliza. Ed. Karen L. Hartnick and Rachel M. Brownstein et al., Lesley Castle. Ed. Jan Fergus et al., Love and Freindship. Ed. Juliet McMaster et al. Jane Austen Society of North America News 15.2 (Summer 1999), 16.

 

1998

 

Ostry, Elaine.  “In the Flush of Youth: offerings from the Juvenilia Press.” Rev. of Norna, or The Witch’s Curse. Louisa May Alcott. Eds. Nicole Lafrenire, Michael Londry, Catriona Martyn, and Erika Rothwell.  A Quiet Game and Other Early Works. Margaret Atwood. Eds. Kathy Chung and Sherrill Grace.  My Angria and the Angrians. Charlotte Brontë. Eds. Juliet McMaster and Leslie Robertson. Edward Neville. Marianne Evans (George Eliot). Ed. Juliet McMaster et al., Embryo Words: Margaret Laurence’s Early Writings. Margaret Laurence. Ed. Nora Foster Stovel. Indamora to Lindamira. Lady Mary Pierrepont (later Lady Mary Wortley Montagu). Ed. Isobel Grundy. Pockets Full of Stars. Alison White. Ed. Arlette Zinck. Canadian Children’s Literature 24.3/4 (Fall/Winter 1998), 158–60.

http://www.ccl-lcj.ca/index.php/ccl-lcj/article/view/4518/4067

 

 

1998 (cont’d)

Pykett, Lyn.  Rev. of The Young Visiters, or Mr Salteena’s Plan. Daisy Ashford. Ed. Juliet McMaster et al., Catharine, or The Bower. Jane Austen. Ed. Juliet McMaster et al., Henry and Eliza. Jane Austen. Eds. Karen L. Hartnick and Rachel M. Brownstein et al. The History of England. Jane Austen. Ed. Jan Fergus et al., Love and Freindship. Jane Austen. Ed. Juliet McMaster et al., Branwell’s Blackwood’s Magazine. Branwell Brontë. Eds. Christine Alexander and Vanessa Benson. My Angria and the Angrians. Charlotte Brontë. Eds. Juliet McMaster and Leslie Robertson. Edward Neville. Marianne Evans (George Eliot). Ed. Juliet McMaster et al.  Nineteenth-Century Literature 53.3 (December 1998), 405–409.

 

Rieman, Janice.  Rev. of A Quiet Game and Other Early Works. Margaret Atwood. Eds. Kathy Chung and Sherrill Grace. Margaret Atwood Society Newsletter, No.21 (Fall/Winter 1998), 16.

 

Ross, Catherine.  “They Wove a Web in Childhood.” Rev. of A Romance, or The Twelve Adventurers. Charlotte Brontë. Ed. Juliet McMaster et al., Branwell’s Blackwood’s Magazine. Branwell Brontë. Eds. Christine Alexander and Vanessa Benson. Canadian Children’s Literature 24.3/4 (Fall/Winter 1998), 155–58.

 

Sabor, Peter.  Rev. of Jane Austen’s Catharine, or The Bower. Ed. Juliet McMaster et al., Henry and Eliza. Ed. Karen L. Hartnick and Rachel M. Brownstein et al., The History of England. Ed. Jan Fergus et al., Love and Freindship. Ed. Juliet McMaster et al. Eighteenth-Century Fiction 10.2 (January 1998), 244–46.

 

Stow, Glenys.  “From the Young Writer to the Young Reader: Jane Austen’s Juvenilia.” Rev. of Jane Austen’s Jack and Alice. Ed. Juliet McMaster et al., Amelia Webster and The Three Sisters. Ed. Juliet McMaster et al., Love and Freindship. Ed. Juliet McMaster et al., The History of England. Ed. Jan Fergus et al., Henry and Eliza. Eds. Karen L. Hartnick and Rachel M. Brownstein et al., Catharine, or The Bower. Ed. Juliet McMaster et al. Canadian Children’s Literature 24.3/4 (Fall/Winter 1998), 160–64.

 

 

1997

Hintz, Carrie.  “Lady Mary Wortley Montagu: Romance Writings.” Rev. of Lady Mary Wortley Montagu: Romance Writings. Ed. Isobel Grundy. Univeristy of Toronto Quarterly 68.1 (Winter 1998/99), 681 (mention of Juvenilia Press Indamora to Lindamira).

 

Lemay, Shawna.  “Young writing expresses resistance: Juvenilia Press releases early Margaret Atwood work.” Rev. of A Quiet Game and Other Early Works. Margaret Atwood. Eds. Kathy Chung and Sherrill Grace. University of Alberta Folio 16 May 1997.

 

Rev. of A Quiet Game and Other Early Works. Margaret Atwood. Eds. Kathy Chung and Sherrill Grace. Love and Freindship. Jane Austen. Ed. Juliet McMaster et al. University of Toronto Bookstore Review 11.1 (Autumn 1997), 44.

 

1997 (cont’d)

Schroeder, Janice.  Rev. of A Quiet Game and Other Early Works. Margaret Atwood. Eds. Kathy Chung and Sherrill Grace. See Magazine 8 May 1997.

 

 

1996

“Jane Austen’s Juvenilia.” Jane Austen Society of Australia Newsletter 11 (December 1996), 10–11.

 

Letzring, Monica.  Rev. of Indamora to Lindamira. Lady Mary Pierrepont (later Lady Mary Wortley Montagu). Ed. Isobel Grundy. The Scriblerian 28 (Autumn 1995–Spring 1996), 89–90.

 

McMaster, Juliet. “Editing Jane’s Juvenilia.” Jane Austen Society of North America Newsletter (issue no?) 1996: 9–11.

 

Schroeder, Janice. “Effusions of Fancy, Bits of Irony: Editing.” Rev. of Catharine, or The Bower. Jane Austen. Ed. Juliet McMaster et al. Jane Austen Society of North America – Southwest Newsletter 31 (Fall 1996), 3–5.

 

Tarr, Anita C.  Rev. of Norna, or The Witch’s Curse. Louisa May Alcott. Ed. Juliet McMaster et al., The History of England. Jane Austen. Ed. Jan Fergus et al., Love and Freindship. Jane Austen. Ed. Juliet McMaster et al., Branwell’s Blackwood’s Magazine. Branwell Brontë. Eds. Christine Alexander and Vanessa Benson. Edward Neville. Marianne Evans (George Eliot). Ed. Juliet McMaster et al., George Eliot / George Henry Lewes Studies 30.31 (September 1996), 110–13.

 

 

1995

Chaber, Lois A. “Transgressive Youth: Lady Mary, Jane Austen, and the Juvenilia Press.” Eighteenth-Century Fiction 8.1 (October 1995), 81–88.

 

Cleary, Thomas R.  Rev. of Indamora to Lindamira. Lady Mary Pierrepont (later Lady Mary Wortley Montagu). Ed. Isobel Grundy. English Studies in Canada 21.4 (December 1995), 477–79.

 

Tennyson, G.B. “Recent Books.” Nineteenth-Century Literature 48.2 (September 1993), 268–73.

 

The Victorian Newsletter (Spring 1995), 34.  Brief mention of Norna, or The Witch’s Curse. Louisa May Alcott. Ed. Juliet McMaster et al.

 

Thomas, Ron.  “Juvenilia Press fertile training ground for apprentice scholars.” University of Alberta Folio 27 (October 1995), 4.

 

 

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