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Anne Burke published seven novels at the end of the eighteenth and beginning of the nineteenth century. A former governess left a widow with a son to support, she depended on her writing for an income. The play occasionally attributed to her is not hers.
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If the future AB was indeed born Anne Ustick, she may have been the baby of this name christened in Penzance in Cornwall on 20 September 1763. Bibliographic Citation link.
November 1787 AB's second novel, the single-volume Ela; or, The Delusions of the Heart, A Tale, Founded on Facts, was highly successful, judging from the number of editions which followed the first. Bibliographic Citation link.  scholarly note link.
It is not known how much time elapsed before AB's final financial appeal in August 1806 was followed by her death.
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