Nora Chesson (2 January 1871 – 14 April 1906), born as Eleanor Jane Hopper, was an English poet, born in Exeter of an Irish father, Capt. Harman Baillie Hopper. She was a participant in the Irish literary movement of the 1890s, having some influence on W. B. Yeats in particular with her Ballads in Prose (1894).
In 1901, she married the English man of letters Wilfrid Hugh Chesson (1870–1953), becoming "Nora Chesson". She provided the English translation to Thadgh O'Donoghue's libretto for the Irish opera Muirgheis (1903) by Thomas O'Brien Butler (1861–1915).
- Works by or about Nora Chesson at Internet Archive
- Warwick Gould, ‘Hopper , Eleanor Jane (1871–1906)’, in: Oxford Dictionary of National Biography (print issue: Oxford: Oxford University Press, 2004), accessed online 2 January 2008.
- Works by or about Nora Chesson in libraries (WorldCat catalog)
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