Mariana Starke

Standard Name: Starke, Mariana
Birth Name: Mariana Starke
MS had several distinct authorial careers. She is best known as a late eighteenth-century dramatist writing about colonial India, and as an early nineteenth-century travel-writer producing practical guides to Europe. Her career as a translator spanned both centuries, and in its later phase was accompanied by original poetry in the form of sonnets.


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Friends, Associates Mary, Lady Champion de Crespigny
MLCC mentions her warm friendships with leading officers of the Royal Navy , whom she knew through her husband's position. A number of writers too, including Mariana Starke , became her personal friends.
Crawford, Elizabeth. “Posts tagged Mariana Starke”. Woman and her Sphere.
2 November 2012
Leisure and Society Anna Margaretta Larpent
On 17 April 1790 AML went to Mary Champion de Crespigny 's private theatre and saw a performance of Mariana Starke 's tragedy The British Orphans. She was at the theatre (a public one...
Leisure and Society Mary, Lady Champion de Crespigny
Mary Champion de Crespigny (who had already on 12 January attended Mariana Starke 's play The Widow of Malabar) took immense trouble to boost attendance for its third night, on which the author would...
Leisure and Society Mary, Lady Champion de Crespigny
Mary Champion de Crespigny had a private theatre fitted up at her home. In April 1790 it staged several performances of an unpublished play by Mariana Starke , The British Orphans.
Leisure and Society Mary, Lady Champion de Crespigny
Her patronage of authors shows up in subscriptions and dedications. She subscribed to works by Mary Deverell , Isabella Kelly , Eliza Parsons , Sarah Scudgell Wilkinson , and no doubt many more. Many of...
Publishing Anne Francis
She quoted Pindar in Greek on the title page, and dedicated the work in a full-page inscription to John Parkhurst of Epsom, author of a Hebrew lexicon,
Matthew, Henry Colin Gray, Brian Harrison, and Lawrence Goldman, editors. Oxford Dictionary of National Biography.
as a small testament to his merit, and...
Publishing Stéphanie-Félicité de Genlis
Genlis' daughters gave performances of these plays to large audiences (up to five hundred people).
Dow, Gillian. “Books owned by Jane Austen’s niece, Caroline, donated to Chawton House Library”. The Female Spectator, No. 4, pp. 1 - 3.
The work was several times translated into English (beginning in late 1780) as The Theatre of Education. A...
Publishing Eliza Parsons
She gave her name as Mrs. Parsons on the title-page and signed the dedication with both her names.
Garside, Peter, James Raven, and Rainer Schöwerling, editors. The English Novel 1770-1829. Oxford University Press, 2000.
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A title-page epigraph reads: Brutus said Virtue was but a name—tis more. ....
Textual Features Sarah Murray
Murray then divides her volume into three parts: A Guide to the Lakes . . . and . . . the West Riding of Yorkshire, A Guide to the Beauties of Scotland, and...
Textual Production Mary, Lady Champion de Crespigny
One year of Mary Champion de Crespigny's diary, that for the year 1791, survives in the Bodleian Library . Until recently, because of her odd habit of referring to her husband as Starke, it...
Theme or Topic Treated in Text Anna Margaretta Larpent
Criticism has an even freer rein in the later than in the earlier diaries. In 1790 AML found Mariana Starke 's unpublished The British Orphans indelicate and Starke 's The Widow of Malabar showy but...


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