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Charlotte Mary Mew (15 November 1869 — 24 March 1928) was an English poet, whose work spans the cusp between Victorian poetry and Modernism.

She was born in Bloomsbury, London the daughter of the architect Frederick Mew, who designed Hampstead town hall Hampstead - Local Government | British History Online. Her father died in 1898 without making adequate provision for his family; two of her siblings suffered from mental illness, and were committed to institutions, and three others died in early childhood leaving Charlotte, her mother and her sister, Anne. Charlotte and Anne made a pact never to marry for fear of passing on insanity to their children. (One author calls Charlotte "chastely lesbian".)

In 1894, Mew succeeded in getting a short story into The Yellow Book, but wrote very little poetry at this time. Her first collection of poetry, The Farmer's Bride, was published in 1916, in chapbook format, by the Poetry Bookshop; in the USA, it was entitled Saturday Market and published in 1921. It earned her the admiration of Sydney Cockerell.

Her poems are varied: some of them (such as 'Madeleine in Church') are passionate discussions of faith and the possibility of belief in God; others are proto-modernist in form and atmosphere ('In Nunhead Cemetery'). Mew gained the patronage of several literary figures, notably Thomas Hardy, who called her the best woman poet of her day, Virginia Woolf, who said she was 'very good and quite unlike anyone else', and Siegfried Sassoon. She obtained a small Civil List pension with the aid of Cockerell, Hardy, John Masefield and Walter de la Mare. This helped ease her financial difficulties.

After the death of her sister, she descended into a deep depression, and was admitted to a nursing home where she eventually committed suicide by drinking Lysol.

Mew is buried in the northern part of Hampstead Cemetery, London NW6.
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Total Books: 15
Charlotte Mew The Lost Muse Complete Poems Including Previoulsy Unreleased Works
The Farmer's Bride
2010 - The Farmer's Bride [1921] (Paperback)Paperback
ISBN-13: 9781164081517
ISBN-10: 1164081519
Genre: Literature & Fiction
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Best of Women's Short Stories
2008 - Best of Women's Short Stories (Audio CD)
ISBN-13: 9781934997116
ISBN-10: 1934997110
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Selected Poems Charlotte Mew
2008 - Selected Poems Charlotte Mew (Paperback)Paperback
ISBN-13: 9781857549621
ISBN-10: 1857549627
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The Farmer's Bride
2007 - The Farmer's Bride [1921] (Paperback)
ISBN-13: 9780548779736
ISBN-10: 0548779732
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Collected Poems and Selected Prose Charlotte Mew
2006 - Collected Poems and Selected Prose Charlotte Mew (Paperback)
ISBN-13: 9781857547061
ISBN-10: 1857547063
Genre: Literature & Fiction
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Collected Poems and Selected Prose of Charlotte Mew
2003 - Collected Poems and Selected Prose of Charlotte Mew [Fyfieldbooks] (Paperback)
ISBN-13: 9780415967570
ISBN-10: 0415967570
Genre: Literature & Fiction
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The Complete Poems
2000 - The Complete Poems [Penguin Modern Classics] (Paperback)
ISBN-13: 9780141180137
ISBN-10: 0141180137
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Poetry Classics Charlotte Mew
1999 - Poetry Classics Charlotte Mew [Bloomsbury Poetry Classics] (Hardcover)
ISBN-13: 9780747546078
ISBN-10: 074754607X
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Charlotte Mew Collected Poems and Selected Prose
1998 - Charlotte Mew Collected Poems and Selected Prose [Poetry Pleiade] (Paperback)
ISBN-13: 9781857543636
ISBN-10: 1857543637
Genre: Literature & Fiction
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Charlotte Mew Collected Poems and Prose
1982 - Charlotte Mew Collected Poems and Prose (Paperback)Hardcover
ISBN-13: 9780860682233
ISBN-10: 0860682234
Genre: Literature & Fiction
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Collected Poems
Collected Poems (Hardcover)
ISBN-13: 9780715600665
ISBN-10: 0715600664
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Collected Poems and Prose
Collected Poems and Prose (Hardcover)Paperback
ISBN-13: 9780856352607
ISBN-10: 0856352608
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The farmer's bride
The Farmer's Bride (Paperback)
ISBN-13: 9781861740991
ISBN-10: 1861740999
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