began 'an Arabian fable' and asked the eleven-year-old Maria to finish it for him.
By October 1787
ME wrote another early short story, "The Bracelets".
ME, as 'M. E.', published her first novel, Castle Rackrent
, pioneer in the genre of the national tale.
ME published at Edinburgh
her last work, Orlandino
, a children's story written for the benefit of the Irish Poor Relief Fund during the famine years.
22 May 1849
ME died at Edgeworthstown House
, aged eighty-one, a few hours after complaining of a pain around her heart.