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Elizabeth Justice published in the mid eighteenth century two equally unusual books: an account of a voyage to Russia and an autobiographical novel.
9 March 1703 Elizabeth Surby (later EJ) was christened at St Andrew's, Holborn, in London; she had most probably been born a few days earlier. Bibliographic Citation link.  scholarly note link.
1739 EJ published by subscription at York A Voyage to Russia, Describing the Laws, Manners and Customs of that Great Empire, as governed, at this present, by that Excellent Princess, the Czarina (Catherine the Great). Bibliographic Citation link.
May 1751 EJ's fictionalized autobiography, Amelia; or, The Distress'd Wife, was "Printed for the Authoress", who called herself on the title-page 'A Private Gentlewoman'. For the second time she published by subscription. Bibliographic Citation link.
15 March 1752 EJ died only the year after her fictionalised autobiography had appeared. Bibliographic Citation link.
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