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Beginning as a scandalous sensationalist known for describing "with unparalleled frankness" Bibliographic Citation link. young women falling in love, Rhoda Broughton became, in her later one-volume works, an assured writer of witty tales of English manners. Producing novels and the occasional short story in a fifty-year career which extended well into the twentieth century, she reveals a keen eye for social mores and an ironic treatment of the conventions of 'romantic love'.
29 November 1840 RB was born at Segrwyd Hall, near Denbigh in northern Wales. Bibliographic Citation link.
August 1865 to July 1866 RB's first novel, Not Wisely, but Too Well, was serialized in the Dublin University Magazine, then edited by Sheridan Le Fanu, who was her uncle by marriage. Bibliographic Citation link.
5 June 1920 RB died of cancer at her home in Headington, Oxford. Bibliographic Citation link.
Later 1920 RB's final novel, A Fool in Her Folly, was published posthumously, with a preface by Marie Belloc Lowndes. Bibliographic Citation link.
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