Annabella Plumptre

Standard Name: Plumptre, Annabella
Birth Name: Annabella Plumptre
Nickname: Bell
Pseudonym: A Lady
Self-constructed Name: A. B. Plumptre
Indexed Name: Bell Plumptre
Romantic-era writer AP 's career shadowed that of her probably better-known sister Anne ; but after novels and translations she turned to domestic and children's literature instead of to travel and political writing.


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Cultural formation Anne Plumptre
AP was an Englishwoman from the professional class, who developed radical political attitudes. With her mother and sister Bell , she caused a serious family rift by defecting from her father's Anglicanism .
Plumptre, Anne. “Introduction”. Something New, edited by Deborah McLeod, Broadview, 1996, p. vii - xxix.
viii and n4
Family and Intimate relationships Anne Plumptre
AP enjoyed all her life a close relationship with her next younger sister Bell .
Family and Intimate relationships C. E. Plumptre
The radical novelists and miscellaneous writers Anne and Annabella Plumptre were CEP 's collateral ancestors.
Blain, Virginia, Patricia Clements, and Isobel Grundy, editors. The Feminist Companion to Literature in English: Women Writers from the Middle Ages to the Present. Yale University Press; Batsford, 1990.
Friends, Associates Henrietta Maria Bowdler
One of HMB 's male friends was James Plumptre , younger brother of the writers Anne and Annabella (though the sisters' radical politics were diametrically opposed to those of the Bowdler family). By 1802 she...
Friends, Associates Amelia Opie
AO 's friendship with Anne and Annabella Plumptre (daughters of Robert Plumptre , Prebend of Norwich, both of whom grew up to be writers) dated from their shared childhood.
Plumptre, Anne. “Introduction”. Something New, edited by Deborah McLeod, Broadview, 1996, p. vii - xxix.
xxvi, ix-x
Her friendship with the...
Residence Anne Plumptre
AP and her sister Bell were living in Bedford Square in London; they had both been in London the previous year, perhaps visiting, perhaps already settled.
Plumptre, Anne. “Introduction”. Something New, edited by Deborah McLeod, Broadview, 1996, p. vii - xxix.
Hays, Mary. The Correspondence (1779-1843) of Mary Hays, British Novelist. Brooks, MarilynEditor , Edwin Mellen, 2004.
Textual Features Sarah Trimmer
In addition to Catharine Cappe 's work on Sunday schools and versions of fairy stories by Marie-Catherine d'Aulnoy , the magazine reviewed work by a whole library of didactic, pedagogical, or improving writers, reprinted as...
Textual Production Amelia Opie
The sisters Anne and Bell Plumptre both acted in it as well. Another performance followed two days later.
Textual Production Anne Plumptre
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...


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