Elizabeth Lynn ('Eliza') Linton(1822-1898), Writer
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Eliza Lynn Linton was a controversial literary figure. The first women journalist to draw a fixed-salary as a writer on the Morning Chronicle, she attacked Victorian respectability with her novel Realities (1851). Despite her youthful emancipation, she became an ardent anti-feminist, known for her prescriptive views on women's behaviour. As a consequence, Linton's reason for choosing to write her revealing life-story, The Autobiography of Christopher Kirkland (1885), in the male persona are complex.