Anne Plumptre

Standard Name: Plumptre, Anne
Birth Name: Anne Plumptre
Pseudonym: A Lady
AP , Romantic-era writer, a radical in politics, produced four novels (one of them a tour de force, an epistolary novel of great power and subtlety), much translation (particularly radical plays), travel writings (including political accounts of revolutionary France and of Ireland, the former a uniquely trenchant and sympathetic analysis), and a remarkable piece of medical history. As this survey suggests, she is a remarkably original as well as a progressive thinker.
Black-and-white drawing of Anne Plumptre, circa 1790. Her image is framed by an oval and she wears a dress with a frilly collar and has a            rounded fabric cap through which her curls peek out.
"Anne Plumptre" by J. Hopwood, Jr., 1970-01-01. Retrieved from This image is licensed under the GETTY IMAGES CONTENT LICENCE AGREEMENT.


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Residence Annabella Plumptre
AP and her sister Anne were at 56 Wells Street, London, either living there or visiting.
Hays, Mary. The Correspondence (1779-1843) of Mary Hays, British Novelist. Brooks, MarilynEditor , Edwin Mellen, 2004.
Textual Features Helen Maria Williams
This poem incorporates the result of serious historical reading, including Anne Plumptre 's translation of Kotzebue 's Die Spanier in Peru and William Robertson's History of America, 1777.
Duquette, Natasha Aleksiuk. Veiled Intent: Dissenting Women’s Approach to Biblical Interpretation. Pickwick Publications, 2016.
Williams's Aztecs are noble...
Textual Features Elizabeth Inchbald
Like the original, EI 's version is set in Germany. But unlike Anne Plumptre 's version (which appeared earlier the same year) it is a total transformation of Kotzebue. The original story features a...
Textual Production Amelia Opie
The sisters Anne and Bell Plumptre both acted in it as well. Another performance followed two days later.
Textual Production Amelia Opie
These volumes sold for five shillings.
Garside, Peter, James Raven, and Rainer Schöwerling, editors. The English Novel 1770-1829. Oxford University Press, 2000.
One of the few surviving copies belonged to Anne Plumptre .
National Union Catalog. Roman and Littlefield, 1956.
It has at last been reprinted, with The Father and Daughter.
Travel Amelia Opie
They travelled with Anne Plumptre and stayed with Helen Maria Williams . They went as far as Naples.


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