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Harriet Lee, Romantic-period novelist and dramatist, is remembered primarily for the fiction collection Canterbury Tales, in which her sister Sophia shared.
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1757 HL was born in London, one of the younger members of a family of whose survivors to adulthood included her three sisters and a brother. Bibliographic Citation link.
By March 1786 HL anonymously published her first book: The Errors of Innocence, a five-volume epistolary novel. Bibliographic Citation link.
Late 1797 HL published Canterbury Tales for the Year 1797, the first volume of the work which was to make her famous . Bibliographic Citation link.
1 August 1851 HL died of heart failure at Clifton, having long outlived all her sisters. Bibliographic Citation link.
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