Anne Plumptre

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AP , Romantic-era writer, a radical in politics, produced four novels (one of them a tour de force, an epistolary novel of great power and subtlety), much translation (particularly radical plays), travel writings (including political accounts of revolutionary France and of Ireland, the former a uniquely trenchant and sympathetic analysis), and a remarkable piece of medical history. As this survey suggests, she is a remarkably original as well as a progressive thinker.
Black-and-white drawing of Anne Plumptre, circa 1790. Her image is framed by an oval and she wears a dress with a frilly collar and has a            rounded fabric cap through which her curls peek out.
"Anne Plumptre" by J. Hopwood, Jr., 1970-01-01. Retrieved from https://www.gettyimages.co.uk/detail/news-photo/english-miscellaneous-writer-anne-plumptre-circa-1790-by-j-news-photo/110806514. This image is licensed under the GETTY IMAGES CONTENT LICENCE AGREEMENT.

Milestones

Shortly before 22 February 1760
AP was born at Norwich, the third of ten children and the second daughter.
Ashfield, Andrew. Emails to Isobel Grundy about Jemima Plumptre.
Plumptre, Anne. “Introduction”. Something New, edited by Deborah McLeod, Broadview, 1996, p. vii - xxix.
xxvi, vii
Matthew, Henry Colin Gray, Brian Harrison, and Lawrence Goldman, editors. Oxford Dictionary of National Biography.
1801
AP published her finest novel, the epistolary Something New; or, Adventures at Campbell-House.
Plumptre, Anne. “Introduction”. Something New, edited by Deborah McLeod, Broadview, 1996, p. vii - xxix.
xxvii
20 October 1818
AP died in Norwich.
Plumptre, Anne. “Introduction”. Something New, edited by Deborah McLeod, Broadview, 1996, p. vii - xxix.
xxviii
Probably December 1818
AP 's last publication, the only one co-authored with her sister , was Tales of Wonder, of Humour, and of Sentiment.
The Gentleman's Magazine listed it this month, not as published but as nearly ready for publication.
Gentleman’s Magazine. Various publishers.
87.2 (1817): 538
Gentleman’s Magazine. Various publishers.
87.2 (1817): 538

Biography

Shortly before 22 February 1760
AP was born at Norwich, the third of ten children and the second daughter.
Ashfield, Andrew. Emails to Isobel Grundy about Jemima Plumptre.
Plumptre, Anne. “Introduction”. Something New, edited by Deborah McLeod, Broadview, 1996, p. vii - xxix.
xxvi, vii
Matthew, Henry Colin Gray, Brian Harrison, and Lawrence Goldman, editors. Oxford Dictionary of National Biography.
She was christened that day in the cathedral.