Mary Eleanor Bowes, Countess of Strathmore

Standard Name: Strathmore, Mary Eleanor Bowes,,, Countess of
Birth Name: Mary Eleanor Bowes
Married Name: Mary Eleanor Bowes
Titled: Mary Eleanor Bowes, Countess of Strathmore
Used Form: Countess of Strathmore
MEBCS , an upper-class eighteenth-century eccentric, has been famous chiefly as a marital victim. But her writings (both her tragedy and her highly imaginative autobiography) reflect some literary skill, as well as a highly unusual cast of mind.


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Family and Intimate relationships Lilian Bowes Lyon
She was born on her father's side into the family of one eighteenth-century writer, Mary Eleanor Bowes, Countess of Strathmore , and on her mother's (collaterally) into that of another, Lady Anne Barnard .
Publishing Elizabeth Carter
The book had gone to press in June 1757.
Feminist Companion Archive.
The original press run of 1,018 copies had to be supplemented with a further 250. First of several more editions was the Dublin one of the...
Publishing Ann Gomersall
It appeared in two volumes, undated, printed for the authoress, by the Literary Society at the Logographic Press
English Short Title Catalogue.
which suggests collaboration or co-operation between a group founded by John Trusler and a publishing house...
Publishing Anna Maria Porter
The first volume had a frontispiece designed by AMP 's brother R. K. Porter . The epigraph came from the introduction to Gay 's Fables (1727) : From objects most minute and mean, / A...
Textual Production Mary Latter
This play by ML is distantly related to Tasso 's Gerusalemme liberata (as is The Siege of Jerusalem by Mary Eleanor Bowes, Countess of Strathmore , which was privately printed in 1774). An early draft...


January-December 1844: William Makepeace Thackeray's novel The Luck...

Writing climate item

January-December 1844

William Makepeace Thackeray 's novelThe Luck of Barry Lyndon, by Fitz-Boodle appeared serially in Fraser's Magazine.


Mary Eleanor Bowes, Countess of Strathmore,. The Confessions of the Countess of Strathmore. W. Locke, 1973.
Mary Eleanor Bowes, Countess of Strathmore,. The Siege of Jerusalem. Privately printed, 1774.