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Anna Brownell (Murphy) Jameson

Jameson, Anna Brownell (Murphy) (jāˈməsən) [key], 1794–1860, English essayist, b. Dublin. The diary of her travels on the Continent as governess to a wealthy family was later published as The Diary of an Ennuyée (1826). Jameson's works—especially Shakespeare's Heroines (1932)—were popular in her day, but only Sacred and Legendary Art (1848–60; ed. by E. M. Hurll, 1896) had lasting currency.

The Columbia Electronic Encyclopedia, 6th ed. Copyright © 2012, Columbia University Press. All rights reserved.

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