Margaret Raine Hunt
Margaret Raine, was born in Durham, England, 1831. She was the daughter of James Raine, she also wrote under the pseudonym Averil Beaumont. Her husband was the artist Alfred William Hunt. Her older daughter was the novelist Violet Hunt; her younger daughter Venetia married the designer William Arthur Smith Benson (1854–1924).
In the 1880s, a family friendship with Oscar Wilde was developed through her literary connections. In 1886, she was living in London. In addition to writing her novels, she translated a definitive edition of Grimm's Fairy Tales.
Hunt's grave and those of her husband and daughter are in Plot 56 at Brookwood Cemetery.
The following list is a selection of novels written by Hunt,
- Under Seal of Confession (1874) (as Averil Beaumont)
- The Leaden Casket (1880)
- Thornicroft's Model (1881) (as Averil Beaumont)
- The Governess (1912) with Violet Hunt, preface by Ford Madox Brown.
- John Sutherland (1990) . "Hunt, ... [Margaret]". The Stanford Companion to Victorian Literature. p. 314. ISBN 9780804718424.
- Grimm's household tales, trans. & ed. by Margaret Hunt with an intro. by Andrew Lang, hathitrust.org
- Hunt [née Raine], Margaret (1831–1912), novelist Oxford Biography Index Number 101055789 Primary authority: Oxford DNB
- Cushing, William (1888). Initials and Pseudonyms: A Dictionary of Literary Disguises. T.Y. Crowell & Company. pp. 239–.
- "Hunt, Margaret". Who's Who. Vol. 59. 1907. p. 896.
- Joanne Shattock, ed. (2000). "The late Nineteenth Century Novel". The Cambridge bibliography of English literature; Volumes 1800–1900. 4. Cambridge University Press. pp. 1581–1582. ISBN 978-0-521-39100-9.
- Room, Adrian (2010). Dictionary of Pseudonyms: 13,000 Assumed Names and Their Origins By (5 ed.). McFarland. p. 53. ISBN 978-0-7864-4373-4.
- Chisholm, Hugh, ed. (1911). Encyclopædia Britannica (11th ed.). Cambridge University Press. .
- Works written by or about Margaret Raine Hunt at Wikisource
- Works by Mrs. Alfred William Hunt at Project Gutenberg
- Works by or about Margaret Raine Hunt at Internet Archive
- Works by Margaret Raine Hunt at LibriVox (public domain audiobooks)
- Mrs. Alfred William Hunt at Library of Congress Authorities, with 19 catalogue records
- Golden Gale (most of her novels)