Deborah McLeod

Standard Name: McLeod, Deborah


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Birth Annabella Plumptre
AP was born, probably at Cambridge, where her father was President of Queen's College and where she was baptised on this date. She was the fourth of ten children and the third daughter.
Literary responses Isabella Kelly
The New London Review was fairly kind: having somewhat condescendingly noted that the author might have sacrificed propriety to potential profits in her apt catering to these ghost-loving times, it added: The story is interesting...
Literary responses Anna Maria Mackenzie
The Critical Review was unimpressed, classifying this as an inadequate imitation of Radcliffe , incorporating the apparently obligatory ingredients of cruel German counts, each with two wives—old castles—private doors—sliding panels—banditti—assassins—ghosts &c. This mixture, it...
Publishing Mrs F. C. Patrick
This novel predates The Wild Irish Girl by Sydney Owenson (later Morgan) , which is generally thought of as the earliest novel of romantic Irish nationalism, by nearly a decade. Bibliographer Deborah McLeod notes that...
Publishing Elizabeth Sophia Tomlins
An advertisement listed the novel as forthcoming on 30 June. The next year saw both a Dublin edition and a Minerva Press one (which bibliographer Deborah McLeod knew only from an advertisement, with the author...
Textual Production Medora Gordon Byron
The title of this work appears to have been particularly unstable. Scholar Dorothy Blakey saw it advertised in this form, which appears in a Critical Review list (Blakey omits the second the). The English...
Textual Production Regina Maria Roche
RMR published through the Minerva Press , with her name, a historical novel entitled Trecothick Bower; or, The Lady of the West Country. A Tale; the title-page said 1814.
Bibliographers Deborah McLeod and...


1790: William Lane's publishing firm first took...

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William Lane 's publishing firm first took the name Minerva Press , in the same year that his Minerva Circulating Library (linked with his publishing activities) issued its first catalogue. This listed more than 10,000 titles.


Plumptre, Anne. “Introduction”. Something New, edited by Deborah McLeod, Broadview, 1996, p. vii - xxix.
Plumptre, Anne. Something New. Editor McLeod, Deborah, Broadview, 1996.
McLeod, Deborah. The Minerva Press. University of Alberta, 1997.