Author Information At the Circulating Library
Author: Elizabeth Paulet (1806–1879)
Biography: Elizabeth Paulet was born in 1806 in Rotherdam, Yorkshire, the daughter of Wesleyan minister Robert Newton (1780–1854) and Elizabeth Nodes (died 1865). Her younger sister was novelist Emma Newton. The family moved frequently during her childhood. In 1832, she married Mark Etienne Paulet, a Swiss businessman and consul in Liverpool, and the couple had three children. Paulet enjoyed a wide circle of friends, including Jane Welsh Carlyle, A. H. Clough, Ralph Waldo Emerson, and Geraldine Jewsbury. By some accounts, Paulet held feminist and undogmatic religious views which appear in her only literary work, the novel Dharma: or, Three Phases of Love (1865). Her husband died in 1850 and thereafter Paulet lived with her children or her siblings. She died in 1879 in Essex.
References: British Census (1841, 1851, 1861, 1871); The Carlyle Letters Online; DNB (Robert Newton)