Phebe Gibbes

Standard Name: Gibbes, Phebe
Birth Name: Phebe French
Married Name: Phebe Gibbes
Pseudonym: Mrs Lucius Phillips
PG was an eighteenth-century novelist (of great gifts but extreme obscurity), who also wrote (from financial need) drama and periodical essays, and projected a sociological study of the lower classes. Her canon is, like most information about her, full of uncertainties; it has generally been assumed, however, that applicants to the Royal Literary Fund told the truth about what they had written.


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Intertextuality and Influence Catherine Hutton
Jane Oakwood says (presumably standing in for her author, as she often does) that in youth she was accused of imitating Juliet, Lady Catesby (Frances Brooke 's translation from Marie-Jeanne Riccoboni ).
Hutton, Catherine. Oakwood Hall. Longman, Hurst, Rees, Orme, and Brown.
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Literary responses Elizabeth Bonhote
Olivia was fairly favourably noticed by the Critical Review in December 1786: more, however, for the introduction and professed intention than for the commonplace story.
James Raven and Antonia Forster in The English Novel 1770-1829...
Textual Production Elizabeth Inchbald
A contemporary note in the Harvard copy of The History of Miss Sommerville, published anonymously (as a Lady) in 1769, erroneously attributes it to Mrs Inchbauld. This, however, is too early a...
Textual Production A. Woodfin
The anonymous epistolary novel The History of Eliza Musgrove, published by June 1769, is ascribed to AW in some sources; but Phebe Gibbes claimed it as her own work in a letter to the...


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Gibbes, Phebe. Elfrida; or, Paternal Ambition. J. Johnson, 1786.
Gibbes, Phebe. Friendship in a Nunnery; or, The American Fugitive. J. Bew, 1778.
Gibbes, Phebe. Hartly House, Calcutta. J. Dodsley, 1789.
Gibbes, Phebe. Hartly House, Calcutta. Editor Franklin, Michael J., Oxford University Press, 2007.
Gibbes, Phebe. Heaven’s Best Gift. John Lane, 1797.
Gibbes, Phebe. “Introduction”. Hartly House, Calcutta, edited by Michael J. Franklin, Oxford University Press, 2007, p. xi - lvii.
Gibbes, Phebe. Modern Seduction; or, Innocence Betrayed. F. Noble and J. Noble, 1777.
Gibbes, Phebe. The American Fugitive; or, Friendship in a Nunnery. John Cash, 1784.
Gibbes, Phebe. The History of Eliza Musgrove. Johnston, 1769.
Gibbes, Phebe. The History of Lady Louisa Stroud, and the Honourable Miss Caroline Stretton. F. Noble, 1764.
Gibbes, Phebe. The Life and Adventures of Mr. Francis Clive. T. Lownds, 1764.
Gibbes, Phebe. The Niece; or, The History of Sukey Thornby. F. Noble, 1788.
Gibbes, Phebe. The Woman of Fashion; or, The History of Lady Diana Dormer. J. Wilkie, 1767.
Gibbes, Phebe. Zoraida. T. Axtell, 1786.