Standard Name: Brooke, Frances
Birth Name: Frances Moore
Married Name: Frances Brooke
Pseudonym: Mary Singleton, Spinster
Pseudonym: The Author of Lady Julia Mandeville
Used Form: Ariel
Used Form: Mrs Brooke
Used Form: Mrs Brookes
Used Form: the translator of Lady Catesby's Letters
FB wrote in many genres during the latter half of the eighteenth century: drama and translation as well as an innovative feminist periodical. Best known are her three novels including the first realistic novel in English to be set in a colonial society of North America.
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LA was born in Warrington, Lancashire.
William McCarthy, biographer of her famous aunt, suggests that she and her brother Edward may perhaps have been christened (with names not traditional in their family) after Ed...
|Family and Intimate relationships||Elizabeth Gilding||
Like her, he was a contributor to magazines: a juvenile work by him appeared in the Lady's Magazine in 1775, and he later contributed to the European and other magazines under the name of Fidelio...
|Family and Intimate relationships||Elizabeth Heyrick|
|Friends, Associates||Frances Sheridan|
|Friends, Associates||Samuel Johnson||
Johnson had a talent for friendship which he kept well exercised: the names mentioned here represent only a selection of his friendships. His early London friends, whom he met during a comparatively poorly documented period...
|Friends, Associates||Charlotte Lennox|
|Friends, Associates||Radagunda Roberts||
Though very little is known of RR 's life, she was well acquainted with at least one other woman writer: Frances Brooke (whose son attended St Paul's while Roberts's brother was High Master, and who...
|Friends, Associates||Anna Seward||
Nine years later her meeting with the provincial literary hostess Anne, Lady Miller , marked the beginning of a wide and deep acquaintance with the literary world beyond Lichfield.
She was on terms...
Ashmun, Margaret. The Singing Swan. Yale University Press; H. Milford, Oxford University Press, 1931.
|Friends, Associates||Elizabeth Griffith|
|Intertextuality and Influence||Catherine Hutton||
Jane Oakwood says (presumably standing in for her author, as she often does) that in youth she was accused of imitating Juliet, Lady Catesby (Frances Brooke 's translation from Marie-Jeanne Riccoboni ).
Hutton, Catherine. Oakwood Hall. Longman, Hurst, Rees, Orme, and Brown, 1819.
|Intertextuality and Influence||Elizabeth Inchbald||
John Philip Kemble wrote the following May to ask after her progress. He imagined the story melodramatically, and enquired: how many distressed damsels and valorous knights?
This year Inchbald was indeed reading sentimental novels...
Manvell, Roger. Elizabeth Inchbald: England’s Principal Woman Dramatist and Independent Woman of Letters in 18th Century London. University Press of America, 1987.
|Intertextuality and Influence||Samuel Richardson|
|Literary responses||Charlotte Lennox||
This time Lennox had at least a moderate stage success, bringing her a welcome author's benefit night.
She became the first successful female novelist of her generation to break into theatre, as Frances Sheridan
The London Stage 1660-1800. Southern Illinois University Press, 1968.
|Literary responses||Maria Susanna Cooper||
The Critical Review welcomed MSC 's delineation
of both characters and domestic life. It did, however, feel that the new bride's death was too precipitate and that the heroic fortitude of...
Critical Review. W. Simpkin and R. Marshall.
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|Literary responses||Phebe Gibbes|
The second of the two leading subscribers' or metropolitan libraries opened in Leeds.
January 1781-December 1782
The Lady's Poetical Magazine, or Beauties of British Poetry appeared, published by James Harrison in four half-yearly numbers; it is arguable whether or not it kept the first number's promise of generous selections of work...