Hilbish, Florence May Anna. Charlotte Smith, Poet and Novelist (1749-1806). Philadelphia: University of Pennsylvania, 1941, 603 p.
Comprehensive biography and critical estimate of Smith's poetry and prose.
Stanton, Judith Phillips. “Charlotte Smith's ‘Literary Business’: Income, Patronage, and Indigence.” The Age of Johnson: A Scholarly Annual 1 (1987): 375-401.
Details Smith's financial obligations as the impetus for much of her writing.
Cook, Kay K. “The Aesthetics of Loss: Charlotte Smith's The Emigrants and Beachy...
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