Penelope Aubin

Standard Name: Aubin, Penelope
Birth Name: Penelope Charleton
Married Name: Penelope Aubin
Indexed Name: Mrs Aubin
PA began publishing early in the eighteenth century. She is chiefly known for her short novels, though she turned her hand to poetry and comedy as well. At the height of her career her rate of production was equalled only by Defoe and Haywood , and her novels continued to be reprinted throughout the eighteenth century, in Ireland and the USA as well as England. Her fictional plots range the world and are crammed with adventures. Much under-age sex and violence (often both together) cluster at the margins of her stories, while her central characters preserve their virtue (often female Christian virtue resisting the lust of a man from a different culture), and moralistic High Tory principles are upheld.


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Intertextuality and Influence Queen Elizabeth I
The immense and long-lasting interest aroused by Elizabeth is not, of course, primarily due to her writings, any more than were the adulation paid her during her lifetime, the cult of Gloriana, the Virgin Queen...
Publishing Elizabeth Griffith
EG 's version of Marie-Madeleine de Lafayette 's The Princess of Cleves. An Historical Novel is available in the Chawton House Library Novels On-line series at Her version of Aphra Behn 's Oroonoko,...
Textual Features Elizabeth Griffith
EG 's collection recovers fiction of an earlier style than her own. It incorporates material from three English texts (besides the Behn , they are Penelope Aubin 's The Noble Slaves, and some of...
Textual Features Eliza Haywood
The hectic plots and moralised endings have something of the style of Penelope Aubin . The British Recluse, named from one of its two heroines, opens as the other, Belinda, an heiress, comes to...
Textual Features Jean Plaidy
The Carr novels present perhaps JP 's heaviest concentration of plot-elements which would have been familiar to Eliza Haywood , Penelope Aubin , Ouida , and a host of popular fictioneers of every century and...
Textual Features Elizabeth Singer Rowe
Some of the fictions relate to philosophical and theological debates of the time;
Bigold, Melanie. Emails to Isobel Grundy about Trotter, Carter, and Rowe.
others have subject-matter typical of the novels of Eliza Haywood or Penelope Aubin . Love situations turn on eros as well as...


28 September 1707: The Privy Council turned down a scheme by...

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28 September 1707

The Privy Council turned down a scheme by entrepreneurs including John Breholt for ending piracy by disaffected and allegedly very wealthy British seamen off the island of Madagascar.


Aubin, Penelope. J. Darby, 1728.
Aubin, Penelope. A Collection of Entertaining Histories and Novels. D. Midwinter, 1739.
Richardson, Samuel, and Penelope Aubin. “Preface”. A Collection of Entertaining Histories and Novels, D. Midwinter, 1739.
Pétis de la Croix, François. The History of Genghizcan the Great. Translator Aubin, Penelope, J. Darby, 1722.
Challe, Robert. The Illustrious French Lovers. Translator Aubin, Penelope, J. Darby, 1726.
Aubin, Penelope. The Life and Adventures of Charlotte Dupont. T. Maiden for Ann Lemoine, 1800, http://PR 01 0174 reel 0358:5.
Aubin, Penelope. The Life and Adventures of the Lady Lucy. J. Darby, 1726.
Aubin, Penelope. The Life and Amorous Adventures of Lucinda. E. Bell, 1722.
Aubin, Penelope. The Life of Charlotta Du Pont. A. Bettesworth, 1723.
Aubin, Penelope. The Life of Madam de Beaumount. E. Bell, J. Darby, A. Bettesworth, F. Fayram, J. Pemberton, J. Hooke, C. Rivington, F. Clay, J. Batley, E. Symon, 1721.
Lussan, Marguerite de. The Life of the Countess de Gondez. Translator Aubin, Penelope, J. and J. Knapton, J. Darby, A. Bettesworth, F. Fayram, J. Osborn and T. Longman, J. Pemberton, C. Rivington, F. Clay, J. Batley, 1729.
Aubin, Penelope. The Merry Masqueraders; or, The Humorous Cuckold. T. Astley, 1732.
Aubin, Penelope. The Noble Slaves. E. Bell, 1722.
Aubin, Penelope. The Strange Adventures of the Count de Vinevil and his Family. E. Bell, J. Darby, 1721.
Aubin, Penelope. The Stuarts: A Pindarique Ode. J. Morphew, 1707.
Aubin, Penelope, and Marin Le Roy de Gomberville. “To her Grace the Dutchess of Ormond; Advertisement to the Reader”. The Doctrine of Morality, translated by. Thomas Mannington Gibbs, E. Bell et al., 1721, p. a2 - bv.