Dorothea Du Bois

Standard Name: Du Bois, Dorothea
Birth Name: Dorothea Annesley
Married Name: Dorothea Du Bois
DDB 's traumatic family romance made her a writer with an obsession. Her father's guilt and her mother's victimhood recur throughout her works: poems, plays, novel, legal statement—everything but her edited anthology. But she is a lively, vigorous, and versatile eighteenth-century writer, with strong feminist and Irish feeling.


Connections Sort descending Author name Excerpt
Family and Intimate relationships Jonathan Swift
His first involvement, which began in 1695, was with Jane Waring or Varina, who undoubtedly hoped to marry him. Esther Johnson or Stella, whom he met as a child at Sir William Temple's...
Family and Intimate relationships Selina Davenport
Her father, Captain Charles Granville Wheler , was a great-nephew of Sir George Wheler , a traveller, clergyman, scholar, and early member of the Royal Society , who had a family estate in Kent. (...
Family and Intimate relationships Eliza Haywood
This would make her related to the Annesley family, about whose inheritance battles she later wrote and published, and a distant connection of Dorothea Du Bois .
Spedding, Patrick. A Bibliography of Eliza Haywood. Pickering and Chatto.
Intertextuality and Influence Eliza Haywood
No copies appear to be extant of the initial six successive numbers (the last published in May 1749). As collected, the work became a bestseller in America as well as having four London editions.
Spedding, Patrick. A Bibliography of Eliza Haywood. Pickering and Chatto.
Textual Production Elizabeth Boyd
The title continues, Occasion'd by a certain nobleman 's cruel usage of his nephew . Done extempore. Five hundred copies were printed by Henry Woodfall in January 1744, and sold to the author for £1...
Textual Production Eliza Haywood
The full title was Memoirs of an Unfortunate Young Nobleman, return'd from a thirteen years slavery in America, where he had been sent by the wicked contrivances of his cruel uncle. A story founded on...


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Du Bois, Dorothea. Poems on Several Occasions. Printed for the author, 1764.
Du Bois, Dorothea. The Case of Ann, Countess of Anglesey. 1766.
Du Bois, Dorothea. The Divorce. J. Wheble, 1771.
Du Bois, Dorothea. The Lady’s Polite Secretary. J. Coote and T. Evans, 1771.
Du Bois, Dorothea. The Magnet. T. Becket, 1771.
Du Bois, Dorothea. Theodora. Printed for the author by C. Kiernan, 1770.