Hannah Webster Foster entry: Overview screen.
29 July 1788
After HWF, three years married, had borne a child, the Salem Mercury
related the death at a tavern of the well-born, unmarried Elizabeth Whitman, after bearing a child: this is probably the germ of The Coquette
By September 1797
The year after her youngest child was born, HWF, as 'a Lady of Massachusetts', published the highly sentimental The Coquette
, her most successful novel, at Boston
17 April 1840
HWF died in Montreal
, in her early eighties.