Standard Name: Holcroft, Fanny
Birth Name: Frances Margaretta Holcroft
For most of her life FC (who began publishing her poems in 1797) was driven in her writing by the urgent need for financial survival, but she shared fully in the hopes of the previous radical generation to have an effect on the world through reformist writing. She began with poetry and later worked at both translation and original fiction. A surviving manuscript play was probably not her only work in this genre.