Margaret Raine Hunt

Margaret Hunt (née Raine) (1831–1912) was a British novelist[1] and translator of the tales of the Brothers Grimm.[2]

Margaret Raine Hunt


Margaret Raine,[3] was born in Durham, England, 1831.[4] She was the daughter of James Raine,[5] she also wrote under the pseudonym Averil Beaumont.[6][7] Her husband was the artist Alfred William Hunt. Her older daughter was the novelist Violet Hunt;[8] 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.[4] 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.


Hunt's grave in Brookwood Cemetery

The following list is a selection of novels written by Hunt,[6]

In 1884 she produced the two volume Grimm's Household Tales (Bell & Sons, Covent Garden), with an introduction by Andrew Lang.


  1. ^ John Sutherland (1990) [1989]. "Hunt, ... [Margaret]". The Stanford Companion to Victorian Literature. p. 314. ISBN 9780804718424.
  2. ^ Grimm's household tales, trans. & ed. by Margaret Hunt with an intro. by Andrew Lang,
  3. ^ Hunt [née Raine], Margaret (1831–1912), novelist Oxford Biography Index Number 101055789 Primary authority: Oxford DNB
  4. ^ a b Cushing, William (1888). Initials and Pseudonyms: A Dictionary of Literary Disguises. T.Y. Crowell & Company. pp. 239–.
  5. ^ "Hunt, Margaret". Who's Who. Vol. 59. 1907. p. 896.
  6. ^ a b 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.
  7. ^ 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.
  8. ^ Chisholm, Hugh, ed. (1911). "Hunt, Alfred William" . Encyclopædia Britannica (11th ed.). Cambridge University Press.

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