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Mrs Martin was a novelist of the revolutionary period, with reformist if not radical leanings, who consistently, intelligently tests and comments on the conventions of the genre. She is not primarily, as said in some reference sources, a gothic novelist, but addresses in turn domestic romance, bildungsroman, gothic, and satirical comedy.
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Probably well before November 1798 The Minerva Press issued the first novel by the talented but untraced MM: Deloraine. A Domestic Tale, by 'a Lady', in two volumes; the preface is signed with her pseudonym, 'Helen of Herefordshire'. Bibliographic Citation link.  scholarly note link.
By April 1801 MM published with Minerva what is apparently her final book, The Enchantress; or, Where Shall I Find Her? A Tale, as by 'the author of . . . ', mentioning all her novels except Jeannette (which is, however, advertised at the end). Bibliographic Citation link.
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