Mary Charlton

Standard Name: Charlton, Mary
Birth Name: Mary Charlton
Pseudonym: The Author of The Wife and the Mistress . . . .
Used Form: Mrs Charlton
Active at the end of the eighteenth century and the first several decades of the nineteenth, MC published a dozen historical or exotic romances and socially critical novels. The former made her one of the leading lights of the Minerva Press ; the latter have better stood the test of time, though the former share some of their intelligence and ability to make a narrative gripping. She also translated from several languages and may have edited poetry for children.


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Textual Production Barbarina Brand, Baroness Dacre
Petrarch enjoyed great popularity in England at this time, in large part owing to the scholarly work of Susannah Dobson . Other poets channelled his voice (like Charlotte Smith, Anne Bannerman, Ann Yearsley, and Mary...


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Charlton, Mary. Ammorvin and Zallida. Minerva Press, 1798.
Charlton, Mary. Andronica. Minerva Press, 1797.
Charlton, Mary. Grandeur and Meanness. A. K. Newman, 1824.
Charlton, Mary. Past Events. Moore, 1824.
Charlton, Mary. Pathetic Poetry for Youth. Whittingham Juvenile Library, 1815.
Charlton, Mary. Phedora. Minerva Press, 1798.
Charlton, Mary. Rosella. Minerva Press, 1799.
Charlton, Mary. The Parisian. Minerva Press, 1794.
Charlton, Mary. The Pirate of Naples. Minerva Press, 1801.
Charlton, Mary. The Wife and the Mistress. Minerva Press, 1802.