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Standard Name: Jacson, Frances
Birth Name: Frances Margaretta Jacson
Pseudonym: The Author of Plain Sense
Pseudonym: A Person without a Name
Pseudonym: The Author of Rhoda
is now accepted as the author of five late eighteenth- and early nineteenth-century novels, published anonymously or with allusion to former titles in the chain, which were formerly attributed to . She kept a diary throughout her middle and old age, and also published a single religious work. Her fiction, though it remains reliant on well-tried plot devices, is notable for its perceptive exploration of her heroines' minds. She shows a strong vein of satire, and freely presents bad parents and bad marriages.
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Jacson, Frances. Disobedience. Minerva Press, 1797.
Jacson, Frances. Isabella. Henry Colburn, 1822.
Jacson, Frances. Plain Sense. Minerva Press, 1795.
Jacson, Frances. Rhoda. Henry Colburn, 1815.
Jacson, Frances. Things By Their Right Names. George Robinson, 1812.