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As a novelist and travel-writer and in one book of at least semi-feminist debate, Elizabeth Strutt seems to be addressing women; but when she writes on religion she takes men as her subject. With only one little book of poetry to her name, she scattered her poems, especially sonnets, among her prose works. Her fiction begins in the Romantic era and ends by, apparently, responding to the early novels of Anthony Trollope. Her own early novels tend to exotic or chronologically-distant settings, and are preoccupied with building relationships between different nations or classes; later her central topics are domestic. Ann Taylor Gilbert described her as possessed of "various literary ability, and competent to almost all sorts of work." Bibliographic Citation link.
Christmas Eve 1782 Elizabeth Frost (later the writer ES) was born at Hull (now in Humberside), according to her gravestone in the Protestant Cemetery in Rome. Bibliographic Citation link.  scholarly note link.
By 1805 Elizabeth Byron (later ES) began work on The Borderers, An Historical Romance: it is her earliest known work, though published later, and an interesting example both of medievalism and of orientalism. Bibliographic Citation link.
By 20 August 1859 More than half a century after her debut, ES published, with her name, The Curate and the Rector, A Domestic Story. Bibliographic Citation link.
5 January 1867 ES died in Rome. She was buried in the Protestant Cemetery, where the same year her son erected a monument to her and her husband (who followed her in death in about two months). Bibliographic Citation link.
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