Jean Marishall entry: Overview screen.
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Jean Marishall, a later-eighteenth-century Scotswoman, made persistent efforts to earn her living as an author. She worked on a periodical and published in succession two novels, a comedy, and a collection of letters. This last contains what is probably her most memorable writing: detailed accounts of her protracted and painful dealings, as a writer, with publishers and theatre managers who were sceptical of her market worth.
From the date of her first publication JM must have been born some time or other before 1745.
After February 1788 JM published at Edinburgh her last known work, A Series of Letters, with the titles of her three previous publications on the title-page. Bibliographic Citation link.
JM's death may have happened a greater or lesser number of years after 1788, when she was listed in A Catalogue of Celebrated Authors Now Living.
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