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Eleanor Sleath was a popular novelist who published six titles, mostly with the Minerva Press, in little more than a decade, having begun just before the close of the eighteenth century. She sometimes intersperses poetry in her prose, which is supposedly the work of her characters. She is normally identified as a gothicist, largely because of Jane Austen's treatment of her under that heading, but actually wrote didactic, satirical comedy as well.
By 15 October 1770 Eleanor Carter, later the novelist ES, was born shortly before this, the date on which she was baptised at Loughborough in Leicestershire. Bibliographic Citation link.
Probably late 1798 ES published with the Minerva Press her first novel, The Orphan of the Rhine. A Romance, anonymous in four volumes. Bibliographic Citation link.
1815 ES used different publishers, Black and Co. and J. Harris, for her final work, Glenowen; or, The Fairy Palace. A Tale, published with four pages of engraved plates. Bibliographic Citation link.  scholarly note link.
5 May 1847 ES, who for nearly twenty-five years had been by her second marriage Mrs Dudley, died of liver disease at home in the vicarage at Sileby at the age of seventy-seven. Bibliographic Citation link.
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