This site uses cookies to deliver our services, improve performance, for analytics, and (if not signed in) for advertising. By using LibraryThing you acknowledge that you have read and understand our Terms of Service and Privacy Policy. Your use of the site and services is subject to these policies and terms.

Charlotte Mew (1869–1928)

Author of Collected Poems and Selected Prose

Includes the names: Charlotte Mary Mew

MembersReviewsPopularityRatingFavorited   Events   
88 (1,015)8143,732 (3.76)20
No events listed. (add an event)
You must log in to edit Common Knowledge data.
For more help see the Common Knowledge help page.
Canonical name
Legal name
Other names
Date of birth
Date of death
Burial location
Country (for map)
Place of death
Places of residence
Awards and honors
Short biography
Charlotte Mary Mew was the daughter of Frederick Mew, an architect. He died in 1898, leaving Charlotte, her mother, and her sister Anne in financial straits. Two of her other siblings suffered from mental illness and were committed to institutions. Charlotte and Anne lived at home and made a vow never to marry for fear of passing on mental illness to their own children. Charlotte became a writer and published her first short story in 1894. Her first collection of poetry, The Farmer's Bride, appeared in 1916, in chapbook format; in the USA, it was called Saturday Market (1921). Her work was greatly admired by many other writers, including Ezra Pound and Virginia Woolf, and she became a protégé of Thomas Hardy and Siegfried Sassoon; with their help, she obtained a small government pension. After her sister died in 1927, Charlotte became deeply depressed, despite her literary success, and committed suicide by drinking poison. Today her work has been all but forgotten. See her biography Charlotte Mew and Her Friends (2002), by Penelope Fitzgerald.
Disambiguation notice

Member ratings

Average: (3.76)
1 1
2 6
2.5 1
3 20
3.5 5
4 43
4.5 3
5 15

Improve this author

There are links stranded on: Charlotte Mary Mew

Combine/separate works

Author division

Charlotte Mew is currently considered a "single author." If one or more works are by a distinct, homonymous authors, go ahead and split the author.


Charlotte Mew is composed of 2 names. You can examine and separate out names.

Combine with…


About | Contact | Privacy/Terms | Help/FAQs | Blog | Store | APIs | TinyCat | Legacy Libraries | Early Reviewers | Common Knowledge | 130,145,848 books! | Top bar: Always visible