Eleanor Sleath

Standard Name: Sleath, Eleanor
Birth Name: Eleanor Carter
Married Name: Eleanor Dudley
ES was a popular novelist who published six titles, mostly with the Minerva Press , in little more than a decade, having begun just before the close of the eighteenth century. She sometimes intersperses poetry in her prose, which is supposedly the work of her characters. She is normally identified as a gothicist, largely because of Jane Austen 's treatment of her under that heading, but actually wrote didactic, satirical comedy as well.


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Intertextuality and Influence Jane Austen
Despite some later revision, Northanger Abbey is essentially (like its ancestor Susan) a novel of the 1790s, a spoof of both the gothic and romance modes which were then all the rage. Austen's specific...
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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Sleath, Eleanor. Glenowen; or, The Fairy Palace. Black, and J. Harris, 1815.
Varma, Devendra P., and Eleanor Sleath. “Introduction”. The Orphan of the Rhine, Folio Press, 1968, p. vii - xi.
Varma, Devendra P., and Eleanor Sleath. “Introduction”. The Nocturnal Minstrel; or, The Spirit of the Wood, Arno Press, 1972, p. i - xiii.
Sleath, Eleanor. Pyrenean Banditti. Minerva Press, A. K. Newman, 1811.
Sleath, Eleanor. The Bristol Heiress; or, The Errors of Education. Minerva Press. Lane, Newman, 1809.
Sleath, Eleanor. The Nocturnal Minstrel; or, The Spirit of the Wood. Minerva Press, A. K. Newman, 1810.
Sleath, Eleanor. The Orphan of the Rhine. Minerva Press, William Lane, 1798.
Sleath, Eleanor, and Devendra P. Varma. The Orphan of the Rhine. Folio Press, 1968.
Sleath, Eleanor. Who’s the Murderer? or, The Mystery of the Forest. Minerva Press, Lane and Newman, 1802.