Women’s Writing in the British Isles from the Beginnings to the Present
Standard Name: Gomersall, Ann
Birth Name: Ann
Married Name: Ann Gomersall
Pseudonym: A Female Inhabitant of Leeds in Yorkshire
's known publications comprise eighteenth-century novels of an unusually bourgeois tendency, and a long nineteenth-century poem. She wrote because she needed money. Bibliographer James Raven
points out that some of her characters change their names in midstream, suggesting haste and inattention on either her part or her publisher's.
Raven, James. “Historical Introduction: The Novel Comes of Age”. The English Novel 1770-1829, edited by Peter Garside, James Raven, and Rainer Schöwerling, Oxford University Press, 2000, pp. 14 - 117.
Bentley writes that the regional novel is characterized by detailed faithfulness to reality, a conscientious presentation of phenomena as they really happen in ordinary everyday life on a clearly defined spot of real earth, a...