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Author: Robinson, Mary

Pseudonyms:Randall, Anne Frances - Perdita
Spouse/other names:Darby
Year of birth:1758
Year of death:1800
About her personal situation:mistress to the Prince of Wales; famous beauty painted by Romney, Gainsborough and Reynolds (Meyer Spacks). standardizingjul12fms:   Origin • Location where born : Bristol, England • Location where died : Surrey, England   National identity • Nationality : English • Mother tongue : English   Marital status : married; separated   Number of children : 1   Social class : middle   Religion/ideology : unknown Health: - It has been suggested that a possible miscarriage while in France and mis-management by a female midwife caused a streptococcal infection which led to a severe rheumatic fever and left Robinson disabled for the rest of her life. It was at this point that Robinson gave up her career in acting and turned more to literary pursuits. (FScottJuly12.)

Relations to other authors:
Friend of Cavendish, Georgiana

About her professional situation:standardizingjul12fms: Profession(s) and activities: - poet - actress - novelist - playwright - autobiographer - translator from German - translator from French - philosopher - feminist writer Languages in which she published : - English Collaboration/connections with male authors : unknown Memberships : unknown
Elements of bibliography:Cf. - Meyer Spacks, rev art Ty, Empowering the Feminine (ECF 12 (1999) 111-113) - Marie Mulvey Roberts, Tamae Mizuta (eds.), The Radicals. Revolutionary women. London, 1994 (KB)
Websites: Bibliography
Celebration of WW
Chawton House Library

Editors: Anne van Buul (update on 12 December 2009)
Suzan van Dijk (update on 07 June 2010)
Suzan van Dijk (update on 15 March 2012)
Francesca Scott (update on 10 July 2012)
Francesca Scott (update on 10 July 2012)
Francesca Scott (update on 10 July 2012)
Suzan van Dijk (update on 16 February 2013)

Works written by this author

E 1 Angelica, a novel in a series of letters (1796)
E 2 Hubert de Sevrac. A Romance of the Eighteenth century (1797)
E 3 Julia St. Lawrence (1797)
E 4 Letter to the Women of England on the Injustice of Mental Subordination (1799)
E 5 Memoirs (Robinson) (1784)
E 6 Picture of Palermo by Dr. Hager translated from the German (1800)
E 7 The Sicilian Lover (1796)
E 8 The false friend. A domestic story (1799)
E 9 The natural daughter (1799)
E 10 The widow, or a picture of modern times (1795)
E 11 Thoughts on the Conditions of Women, and on the Injustice of mental Subordination (1799)
E 12 Vancenza, or the Dangers of Credulity (1792)
E 13 Walsingham, or the Pupil of nature. A domestic story (1792)

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