Brown, Susan, Patricia Clements, and Isobel Grundy, eds. Marianne Chambers entry: Overview screen within Orlando: Women's Writing in the British Isles from the Beginnings to the Present. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press Online, 2006. <//orlando.cambridge.org/>. 14 July 2020.
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Marianne Chambers, who was active in the late eighteenth and early nineteenth century, published a novel and had two lively comedies produced, the first of which had some success.
5 November 1778 Mary Anne Chambers (who later called herself Marianne) was baptised at the church of Saint Augustine the Less in Bristol. She was presumably born shortly before this; her parents had been married a little over a year. Bibliographic Citation link.
1799 MC published by subscription through Dilly her only novel, He Deceives Himself. A Domestic Tale, dedicated to her godfather, Thomas Powell of Bristol. Bibliographic Citation link.
2 March 1811 MC's second five-act play, Ourselves, A Comedy, opened at the Lyceum in London with actors from the Theatre Royal. Bibliographic Citation link.
31 March 1811 MC was buried in the church of her baptism, Saint Augustine the Less in Bristol. She must have died just before this date, less than a month after her second play opened in London. Bibliographic Citation link.
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