Anne Isabella Thackeray Ritchie (1837-1919) was an English writer. She was the eldest daughter of William Makepeace Thackeray. She spent her childhood in France and, in 1863, published The Story of Elizabeth with immediate success. Several works followed including: To Esther and Other Sketches (1869), The Village on the Cliff, Old Kensington, Tailors and Spinsters and Other Essays, Bluebeard's Keys and Other Stories and Five Old Friends. In other works, she peculiarly used old folk stories to depict modern situations and occurrences, such as Sleeping Beauty, Cinderella, Beauty and the Beast and Little Red Riding-Hood. She also published the following novels: Miss Angel (1875), Miss Williamson's Divagations (1881), A Book of Sibyls: Mrs. Barbauld, Mrs. Opie, Miss Edgeworth and Miss Austen (1883), Mrs. Dymond (1885) and the biography Madame de Sevigne (1881).