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Anna Maria Bennett's novels are remarkably bold for the late eighteenth and early nineteenth century (as well as skilful) in their handling of controversial sexual and social themes (like class issues, and sexual abuse). Her works, however, grew increasingly long-winded, perhaps under the pressure of the need to earn. They are a virtual anthology of the favoured motifs of the sentimental novel, yet they are also rich in almost Dickensian satire.
About 1750 Anna Maria Evans (later AMB) was born at Merthyr Tydfil in Wales. Bibliographic Citation link.
8 July 1797 On this date, advertisements said, AMB published her most popular novel, The Beggar Girl and Her Benefactors, with the Minerva Press. Bibliographic Citation link.
April 1806 AMB published, with the Minerva Press, what seems to be her last novel, the six-volume Vicissitudes Abroad; or, The Ghost of My Father. Bibliographic Citation link.
12 February 1808 AMB died at Brighton; nothing is known of her last years. Bibliographic Citation link.
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