Author Information At the Circulating Library
Author: Emma Newton (1822–1888)
Biography: Emma Newton was born in 1822 in Liverpool, the daughter of Wesleyan minister Robert Newton (1780–1854) and Elizabeth Nodes (died 1865). Her elder sister was novelist Elizabeth Paulet. The family moved frequently during her childhood. Perhaps motivated by her sister Julia's conversion to Roman Catholicism, Newton wrote two anti-Tractarian novels, Difficulties of a Young Clergyman in Times of Division (1844) and The Modern Unbeliever (1847). She never married and lived the majority of her life with her brother Francis John Newton. She died in 1888 in Essex.
References: British Census (1851, 1861, 1871, 1881); DNB (Robert Newton)