Grace Elliott

Standard Name: Elliott, Grace
Birth Name: Grace Dalrymple
Married Name: Grace Elliott
Nickname: Dally the Tall
Indexed Name: Grace Dalrymple Elliott
Indexed Name: Grace Eliot
GE is not a courtesan memoirist in the usual sense, since her one surviving work, her published journal, is silent on the topic of her love-affairs. It covers exclusively her experience, mostly in Paris, from the early days of the French Revolution through to the Terror (which she barely survived). Her text, not published till a generation after her death, is a mix of history, heroicised autobiography and biographical sketches, and highly personalised political commentary.


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Dedications Sophia Lee
The Recess is dedicated to Sir John Eliot, Elliot, or Elliott , a Scottish physician who was successful and popular in London. (His wife, Grace, née Dalrymple , had left him for another man, and...
Friends, Associates Elizabeth Sarah Gooch
ESG met (as a rival) her fellow-courtesan Grace Elliott .
Gooch, Elizabeth Sarah. The Life of Mrs Gooch. Printed for the authoress and sold by C. and G. Kearsley.
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Publishing Elizabeth Sarah Gooch
Gooch must have spent heavily on advertising. From 5 April until 5 May front-page advertisements for her book appeared in the London Star and other papers. They took up an unusual number of column-inches, since...
Textual Features Mrs F. C. Patrick
In the course of a busy plot Augusta is abducted, but saves herself from a forced marriage (her mother, the instigator of this outrage, affects to think her married in the sight of Heaven) by...


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Elliott, Grace. Journal of My Life during the French Revolution. R. Bentley, 1859.
Elliott, Grace. Journal of My Life during the French Revolution. Rodale Press, 1955.
Unknown Editor, and Grace Elliott. “Preface”. Journal of My Life during the French Revolution, The Rodale Press, 1955, p. ix - xiii.