Jean Marishall

Standard Name: Marishall, Jean
Birth Name: Jean Marishall
Indexed Name: Jane Maall
Pseudonym: The Author of Clarinda Cathcart
JM , a later-eighteenth-century Scotswoman, made persistent efforts to earn her living as an author. She worked on a periodical and published in succession two novels, a comedy, and a collection of letters. This last contains what is probably her most memorable writing: detailed accounts of her protracted and painful dealings, as a writer, with publishers and theatre managers who were sceptical of her market worth.


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Occupation David Garrick
This began his career as theatre manager. One of a manager's duties might be considered to be the putting on of new plays, to ensure the health of the theatre of the future, but familiar...


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Marishall, Jean. A Series of Letters. C. Elliot, 1788.
Marishall, Jean. Sir Harry Gaylove. A. Kincaid and W. Creech, 1772.
Marishall, Jean. The History of Miss Alicia Montague. Robinson and Roberts, Richardson and Urquhart, and T. Cadell, 1767.
Marishall, Jean. The History of Miss Clarinda Cathcart and Miss Fanny Renton. F. and J. Noble, 1766.