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For most of her life FC (who began publishing her poems in 1797) was driven in her writing by the urgent need for financial survival, but she shared fully in the hopes of the previous radical generation to have an effect on the world through reformist writing. She began with poetry and later worked at both translation and original fiction. A surviving manuscript play was probably not her only work in this genre.
21 February 1780 Fanny Margaretta Holcroft (who later published as FH) was born in London into the middle of a large and spread-out family from several marriages. She was not baptised until 11 July 1785. Bibliographic Citation link.
January, February 1797 Monthly Magazine printed respectively "Annabella" and "The Penitent Mother", two poems written by FH at an early age. Bibliographic Citation link.
Early 1817 FH issued her second and last novel, Fortitude and Frailty. Bibliographic Citation link.
7 October 1844 FH died, allegedly of 'mania', at 40 Cumberland Street, London. Bibliographic Citation link.
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