Cassandra Cooke

Standard Name: Cooke, Cassandra
Birth Name: Cassandra Leigh
Married Name: Cassandra Cooke
Pseudonym: A Lady of Quality
From her girlhood in the later eighteenth century, CC had the habit of writing meditations, prayers, and poems on occasions in her life. As an adult she published a single historical novel. She planned to follow this with others, but they did not materialise.


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Family and Intimate relationships Cassandra, Lady Hawke
Her mother, born Cassandra Leigh , was one of three first cousins bearing this name: the others became Cassandra Austen (mother of the novelist) and Cassandra Cooke (author of a single published novel).
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 Frances Burney
She followed it with The Siege of Pevensey, Hubert de Vere, and Elberta. She was keeping her despair at bay by writing it out. Unusually, 303 original paper scraps survive from the...


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Cooke, Cassandra. Battleridge. C. Cawthorn, 1799.