Sarah Harriet Burney

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SHB was an early nineteenth-century novelist and letter-writer (though she began to publish before the end of the eighteenth century). Her achievements in both these genres have been obscured by those of her sister Frances. She wrote from financial necessity—I must scribble, or I cannot live
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—but her later works especially rank high for quality and interest.

Milestones

29 August 1772
SHB was born, at the tail end of a large family of siblings and half-siblings from both her mother's and father's side.
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7 July 1796
SHB published, anonymously, her first book: Clarentine. A Novel.
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Critical Review. W. Simpkin and R. Marshall.
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13 September 1839
SHB 's The Romance of Private Life (paired short novels, The Hermitage and The Renunciation) was published after irritating delay.
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8 February 1844
SHB died at Belgrave House, a Cheltenham boarding-house, suddenly and without pain.
Burney Letter, Vol. 22, No. 1, p. 16.
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Biography

The Burney Family

29 August 1772
SHB was born, at the tail end of a large family of siblings and half-siblings from both her mother's and father's side.
Burney, Sarah Harriet. “Editor’s Introduction”. The Letters of Sarah Harriet Burney, edited by Lorna J. Clark, Georgia University Press, 1997.
xxxiii