Mary Julia Young

Standard Name: Young, Mary Julia
Birth Name: Mary Julia Young
Pseudonym: Unknown
Pseudonym: A Lady
Pseudonym: A Young Lady
Indexed Name: M. J. Young
MJY , who began writing in the 1780s and publishing in the 1790s, turned from poetry to mostly novels before the turn of the century. By this time the pressure to earn money must have been a factor in her output: she recycled poems from one volume to another, and chose novel titles designed to comply with fashions of the moment. She also translated. Though capable of intelligent and interesting work, she was obviously turning out pot-boilers late in her career. She was strongly interested in the world of the theatre, and authored an excellent theatrical biography, but is not known to have written drama. Her life is unusually obscure for one of her time and social status.


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Young, Mary Julia. A Summer at Brighton. A Modern Novel. J. F. Hughes, 1807.
Young, Mary Julia. A Summer at Weymouth, or, The Star of Fashion. J. F. Hughes, 1808.
Young, Mary Julia. Adelaide and Antonine: or The Emigrants: A Tale. Debrett, Booker, Keating, Lewis, and Robinsons, 1793.
Young, Mary Julia. Donalda, or The Witches of Glenshiel. A Caledonian Legend. J. F. Hughes, 1805.
Young, Mary Julia. Genius and Fancy; or, Dramatic Sketches. H. D. Symonds and J. Gray.
Young, Mary Julia. Genius and Fancy; or, Dramatic Sketches: with Other Poems on Various Subjects. M. D. Symonds, N. Lee, and J. Gray, 1795.
Young, Mary Julia. Memoirs of Mrs. Crouch. James Asperne, 1806.
Young, Mary Julia. Moss Cliff Abbey; or, The Sepulchral Harmonist. A Mysterious Tale. B. Crosby and J. F. Hughes, 1803.
Young, Mary Julia. Poems. Minerva Press, William Lane, 1798.
Young, Mary Julia. Right and Wrong; or, The Kinsmen of Naples. A Romantic Story. Crosby and Co., 1803.
Young, Mary Julia. Rose-Mount Castle, or, False Report. Minerva Press, William Lane, 1798.
Young, Mary Julia. The East Indian, or Clifford Priory. Earle and Hemet, 1799.
Young, Mary Julia. The Heir of Drumcondra; or, Family Pride. Minerva Press, A. K. Newman, 1810.
Berthier, J. B. C. The Mother and Daughter. A Pathetic Tale. Translator Young, Mary Julia, J. F. Hughes, 1804.