Jane West, novelist, poet, and dramatist, became especially well-known during the 1790s for her novels' conservative message, in terms of both political and gender ideologies. Her less-known later work is arguably more complex and interesting.
30 April 1758 Jane Iliffe (later JW) was born in London, her parents' only child.
By October 1827 JW broke a long silence to publish her final novel, Ringrove; or, Old-fashioned Notions, as by 'the author of Letters to a Young Man . . . '.