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Ann Masterman Skinn is to all intents and purposes a one-work author. Her eighteenth-century epistolary novel, The Old Maid; or, The History of Miss Ravensworth, is vigorous and highly unusual; but any other work is still untraced.
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1747 Ann Masterman (later AMS) was born, probably in York, which she names as her native place on the title-page of her novel. Bibliographic Citation link.
By early December 1770 AMS published (by subscription, at London and York, with 1771 on its title-page) her single identified novel: The Old Maid; or, The History of Miss Ravensworth. In a Series of Letters. Bibliographic Citation link.
23 March 1789 AMS died at Margate in Kent, in her early forties, in "great poverty". Bibliographic Citation link.
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