Jane Collier

Standard Name: Collier, Jane
Birth Name: Jane Collier
Nickname: Jenny
Pseudonym: C. J.
Pseudonym: The Invisible Girl
JC was a remarkably innovative and experimental prose-writer of the mid-eighteenth century. She produced one anti-conduct-book, one collaborative novel (written together with Sarah Fielding ), a remarkable commonplace-book (only recently discovered), and trenchant literary-critical comments. Other work may have failed to survive: she reached the planning stage, at least, with a tragedy, comedy, farce, her own periodical, a French grammar, and especially periodical essays.


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Textual Production Sarah Fielding
In her commonplace-book Collier (who also mentions several dramatic schemes of her own) describes Sallys Scheme for a Farce call'd / The Lady's Register or Daily Task. This was to open with a morning...
Textual Production Charlotte Lennox
She had written most of it by November 1751. With Johnson as mediator, she consulted Richardson about revisions, denouement, optimum length (she reduced her plan from three volumes to two), and about her choice of...
Textual Production Sarah Fielding
SF published The Adventures of David Simple, Volume the Last, a sequel to her first and most popular novel, with a preface which is probably by Jane Collier .
Sabor, Peter, and Sarah Fielding. “Introduction”. The Adventures of David Simple and Volume the Last, University Press of Kentucky, p. vii - xli.


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