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Henrietta Rouviere Mosse published about ten novels and a volume of short fiction with the Minerva Press and its successor during the early nineteenth century; writing at first for pleasure, then out of increasingly desperate financial need. Her fiction is melodramatically plotted but well-written, with skilful handling of dialogue both fashionable and low-life, and with scenes ranging through London, the English provinces, Scotland, France, and Italy.
1774 Henrietta Rouviere, later Mosse, was born in Ireland, probably in Dublin and probably round about this year. Bibliographic Citation link.
August 1804 Henrietta Rouviere's first novel, Lussington Abbey, in two volumes, appeared under her birth name through the Minerva Press. Bibliographic Citation link.
After 1 October 1807 HRM issued in her birth name and by (mostly Irish) subscription through the Minerva Press a novel she had been trying to publish for some years: A Peep at our Ancestors. An Historical Romance, in four volumes. Bibliographic Citation link.
After late June 1829 According to an advertisement, HRM published the last of her novels, The Blandfords; or, Fate and Fortune, dedicated to Louisa, Marchioness Cornwallis, who had offered Mosse financial support. Bibliographic Citation link.  scholarly note link.
By 19 October 1834 HRM died at her lodgings in 6 Somers Town Terrace, London after a paralytic stroke, "in a state of great destitution in a miserable attic." She was buried on the 19th. Bibliographic Citation link.  scholarly note link.
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