Rachel Hunter

Standard Name: Hunter, Rachel
Birth Name: Rachel Hunter
Indexed Name: Mrs Hunter of Norwich
RH , who published six novels and a conduct-book between 1801 and 1810, says that she began writing at an advanced age. Her novels are sprawling and over-crowded; but her ingenious, role-playing critical prefaces, and her habit of including a fictional author's persona among her characters, give her a particular interest in the history of the novel.


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Reception Jane Austen
JA 's letters divide her critics. Many find them deplorably lacking in dignity and especially in sympathy; others believe that she renders the intimacies of oral relationship into written texts more successfully than almost any...
Textual Features Sarah Green
This preface is headed by two Latin words (one with a faulty grammatical ending) from Ovid 's description of chaos. SG slams both male and female novelists, chiefly authors of gothic or horrid novels and...
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...


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Hunter, Rachel. Family Annals. J. F. Hughes, 1808.
Hunter, Rachel. Lady Maclairn. Earle and Hucklebridge, 1806.
Hunter, Rachel. Letitia; or, The Castle Without a Spectre. W. Robberds, 1801.
Hunter, Rachel. Letters from Mrs. Palmerstone. W. Robberds, 1803.
Hunter, Rachel. Letters from Mrs. Palmerstone. Longman, Hurst, Rees, Orme, and Brown, 1810.
Hunter, Rachel. The History of the Grubthorpe Family. W. Robberds, 1802.
Hunter, Rachel. The Schoolmistress. A. K. Newman and Co., 1810.
Hunter, Rachel. The Unexpected Legacy. Longman, Rees, and Robberds, 1804.