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Rosina Bulwer Lytton, Baroness Lytton wrote prolifically after her separation from her husband in 1836, penning sixteen novels, as well as a collection of essays and an autobiography. A vein of polemic runs through her work regarding the treatment of women, particularly married women, under nineteenth-century British law. She encountered great difficulty in getting her work published because of her notoriety and the pressure that her husband, a successful novelist, exerted on publishers. He even obtained legal injunctions against her work, which often parodied him. Bibliographic Citation link.
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4 November 1802 Rosina Wheeler (later RBLBL) was born at her father's estate, Ballywire, near Limerick, in Ireland. Bibliographic Citation link.
By 30 March 1839 Rosina Bulwer (later Baroness Lytton) published her first novel, Cheveley; or, The Man of Honour, in three volumes. Bibliographic Citation link.  scholarly note link.
12 March 1882 Rosina Bulwer Lytton, Baroness Lytton, died suddenly at her house, Glenomera, in Upper Sydenham. Bibliographic Citation link.
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