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Dorothea Du Bois's traumatic family romance made her a writer with an obsession. Her father's guilt and her mother's victimhood recur throughout her works: poems, plays, novel, legal statement—everything but her edited anthology. But she is a lively, vigorous, and versatile eighteenth-century writer, with strong feminist and Irish feeling.
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1728 Dorothea Annesley (later DDB) was born in Ireland. Bibliographic Citation link.
1773 DDB's final stage piece, "The Haunted Grove", was performed in Dublin; it was never published and is now lost. Bibliographic Citation link.
By February 1774 DDB died in Grafton Street, Dublin, of an apoplectic fit. Bibliographic Citation link.
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