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Frances Sheridan was a novelist and dramatist whose adult writing career was cut short after less than seven years. She was a leading practitioner of the eighteenth-century sentimental novel. She also wrote poetry.
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1724 Frances Chamberlaine (later FS) was born in Dublin, the youngest of five children. Bibliographic Citation link.
About 1739 At fifteen Frances Chamberlaine (later FS) wrote a romance, "Eugenia and Adelaide". Bibliographic Citation link.
March 1761 FS anonymously published, at London and Dublin, her first novel, Memoirs of Miss Sidney Bidulph, Extracted from her own Journal. Bibliographic Citation link.
26 August 1766 FS died unexpectedly at Blois in France, after a fever and an illness of only two weeks. Bibliographic Citation link.
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