Ann Gomersall

Standard Name: Gomersall, Ann
Birth Name: Ann
Married Name: Ann Gomersall
Pseudonym: A Female Inhabitant of Leeds in Yorkshire
AG '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 et al., Oxford University Press, pp. 14-117.


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Textual Features Phyllis Bentley
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...


Earlier 1767: John Trusler founded the Literary Society...

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Earlier 1767

John Trusler founded the Literary Society (designed to make up for the slight attention paid to literature by the Royal Society of Arts, Manufacture and Commerce) and the accompanying Literary Press .


Gomersall, Ann. Creation, A Poem. Printed for the author, and sold by Black, Young, and Young, London; J. Rowden, Newport, 1824.
Gomersall, Ann. Eleonora. Printed for the authoress by the Literary Society at the Logographic Press, and sold by J. Walter, 1789.
Gomersall, Ann. The Citizen. Scatcherd and Whitaker, 1790.
Gomersall, Ann. The Disappointed Heir. J. M’Kenzie, 1796.