Jane Welsh Carlyle  

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"I did not consummate my marriage Frank ... my poor Jane died a virgin." --Thomas Carlyle to Frank Harris in Fearless Frank, or Tit-bits from the Life of an Adventurer (1978) by Colin Bucksey

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Jane Welsh Carlyle (14 January 1801 – 21 April 1866) was a Scottish writer. She did not publish any work in her lifetime, but she was widely seen as an extraordinary letter writer. Virginia Woolf called one of the "great letter writers," and Elizabeth Hardwick described her work as a "private writing career."

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"Jane Welsh Carlyle died a virgin" is a dictum in This is Not a Novel and in The Last Novel by David Markson.



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