Regina Maria Roche

Standard Name: Roche, Regina Maria
Birth Name: Regina Maria Dalton
Married Name: Regina Maria Roche
RMR had great success as a popular Irish novelist and leading Minerva Press author, using her own name and often listing her previous titles. She also published a couple of novellas, though most of the novellas attributed to her are probably not hers. She first appeared in print in 1789, but reached her highest rate of productivity in the 1820s under pressure of financial troubles.


Connections Sort descending Author name Excerpt
Education Amanda McKittrick Ros
AMKR gives no solid information about whether she ever attended school, or if so which one. She was deeply influenced during her childhood by romantic novels, particularly R. M. Roche 's The Children of the...
Family and Intimate relationships Harriette Wilson
She also seems to have become choosy in selecting a new partner. The next was the young Duke of Leinster (whose mother was a remarkable letter-writer and a patron of Regina Maria Roche ), and...
Intertextuality and Influence Amanda McKittrick Ros
AMKR was not reluctant to give credit for her plotlines, if not her prose, to Regina Maria Roche , whose best-selling The Children of the Abbey had a considerable influence on Irene Iddesleigh, as...
Literary responses Mary Ann Kelty
Reviewers praised this novel for its depiction of character and its intimate knowledge of the human heart.The Monthly Magazine singled out its impeccable morality, suitable for a young and female readership.
Matthew, Henry Colin Gray et al., editors. Oxford Dictionary of National Biography.
To Harriet Martineau
names Amanda McKittrick Ros
AMKR told Jack Loudan , her friend and biographer, that her full name was Amanda Malvina Fitzalan Anna Margaret McLelland McKittrick Ros, possibly in part after the heroine of one of the favourite books of...
Occupation Anne Damer
AD was also a scholar (Horace Walpole said she wrote Latin like Pliny ) and a book-collector. She patronised writing by women, by subscribing (for instance) to Miscellanies in Prose and Verse by Catherine Jemmat
Textual Production Anne Marsh
The title-page bore a creative misquotation from William Wordsworth : She lived within her father's halls . . . And very few to love—which converts the rustic Lucy into an upper-class heroine like AM


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Roche, Regina Maria. Bridal of Dunamore; and, Lost and Won. A. K. Newman, 1823.
Roche, Regina Maria. Clermont. William Lane, 1798.
Roche, Regina Maria. Contrast. A. K. Newman, 1828.
Roche, Regina Maria. Nocturnal Visit, A Tale. Minerva Press, 1800.
Roche, Regina Maria. The Castle Chapel. A. K. Newman, 1825.
Roche, Regina Maria. The Children of the Abbey. William Lane, 1796.
Roche, Regina Maria. The Children of the Abbey. William Lane, 1797.
Roche, Regina Maria. The Discarded Son. Minerva Press, 1807.
Roche, Regina Maria. The Houses of Osma and Almeria. Minerva Press, 1810.
Roche, Regina Maria. The Maid of the Hamlet. H. Long, 1793.
Roche, Regina Maria. The Monastery of St. Columb. Minerva Press, 1813.
Roche, Regina Maria. The Munster Cottage Boy. A. K. Newman, 1820.
Roche, Regina Maria. The Nun’s Picture. A. K. Newman, 1836.
Roche, Regina Maria. The Tradition of the Castle. A. K. Newman, 1824.
Roche, Regina Maria. The Vicar of Lansdowne. Printed for the author, 1789.
Roche, Regina Maria. Trecothick Bower. Minerva Press, 1814.