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Author: Williams, Helena Maria &&&

Spouse/other names:Duchess of Devonshire, Helen, Hélène Marie
Year of birth:1762
Year of death:1827
About her personal situation:Lived in Paris from 1791. Became a naturalized French citizen in 1818.

Countries:France - England
Relations to other authors: Acquaintance of Roland, Marie Jeanne Philippon
Friend of Genlis, Stéphanie Félicité de
Friend of Wollstonecraft, Mary &&&

About her professional situation:- translator from french: Rousseau, B. de St Pierre (Buck), Alexander von Humboldt, Xavier de Maistre, Louis XVI. - traveller, salonnière (Roland and Genlis came to her salon)
Elements of bibliography:MENTIONED IN: - Buck, Guide to women's literature, 1992: "Her radical letters from France describing the revolution were published in 1790". - J. Grieder, Translations of French sentimental prose fiction, 1975, p. 40. Cf. - Debora Kennedy, Helen Maria Williams and the Age of Revolution. Bucknell U.P., 2002 - Ty, Eleanor, Unsex'd Revolutionaries, Toronto,1993 (rev. art ECF 12 (1999) p.111). - preface: Fruchtmann, Jack Jr. (ed.) "An Eye-Witness Account of the French Revolution by Helen Maria Williams. Letters Containing a Sketch of the Politics of France." New York: Peter Lang Publishing, 1997. - Four New Letters of Mary Wollstonecraft and Helen M. Williams. Edited by Benjamin P. Kurtz and Carrie C. Autrey, 1937.
Websites: The Literary Encyclopedia
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Editors: Julia Drumm (update on 12 December 2009)
Suzan van Dijk (update on 10 May 2010)
Suzan van Dijk (update on 10 May 2010)
Suzan van Dijk (update on 15 March 2012)
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Suzan van Dijk (update on 24 April 2012)
Suzan van Dijk (update on 23 November 2015)

Works written by this author

E 1 *Geschiedenis der Rampspoeden van den Heer Anthony Augustinus Thomas du F. (History of the adversities of the gentleman Anthony Augustinus Thomas du F.) ()
E 2 *Helena Maria Williams, the author ()
E 3 *translation: Personal narrative of Travels of the Equinoctial Regions of the New Continent During the Years 1799-1804 ()
E 4 *translation: Researches, Concerning the Institutions and Monuments of the Ancient Inhabitants of America, with Descriptions and Views of Some of the Most Striking Scenes in the Cordilleras (1814)
E 5 *translation: The Leper of the City of Aosta: A Narrative (1817)
E 6 *translation: The Political and Confidential Correspondence of Lewis the Sixteenth (1803)
E 7 A Farewell for Two Years to England. A Poem (1791)
E 8 A Poem on the Bill Lately Passed for Regulating the Slave Trade (1788)
E 9 A tour in Switzerland; or, A view of the Present State of the Government and Manners of those Cantons: with Comparative Sketches of the Present State of Paris (1798)
E 10 An Ode on the Peace (1783)
E 11 Auguste and Madelaine; or the Bellows-Mender (1799)
E 12 Edwin and Eltruda: A Legendary Tale (1782)
E 13 Julia, a novel (1790)
E 14 Letters Containing a Sketch of the Politics of France, From the Thirty-first of May 1793, till the Twenty-eighth of July 1794, and of the Scenes Which Have Passed in the Prisons of Paris (1795)
E 15 Letters Containing a Sketch of the Scenes Which Passed in Various Departments of France During the Tyranny of Robespierre, and Of the Events Which Took Place in Paris on the 28th of July 1794 (1795)
E 16 Letters Written in France, in the Summer of 1790 (1790)
E 17 Letters from France: Containing a Great Variety of Interesting and Original Information concerning the Most Important Events That Have Lately Occurred in that Country in the years 1790, 1791, 1792 and 1793, and Particular Respecting the Campaign of 1792 (1793)
E 18 Letters from France: containing Many New Anecdotes Relative to the French Revolution, and the Present State of French Manners (1793)
E 19 Letters on the Events which Have Passed in France since the Restoration in 1815 (1819)
E 20 Memoirs of the Life of Charles Wadstrom (1799)
E 21 Narrative of the late events in France (1815)
E 22 On the Death of the Rev. Dr. Kippis (1796)
E 23 On the late Persecution of the Protestants in the South of France (1916)
E 24 Paul and Virginia. Translated from the French of Bernardin Saint-Pierre (1799)
E 25 Peru, A Poem (1784)
E 26 Poems (1786)
E 27 Poems on Various Subjects. With Introductory Remarks on the Present State of Science and Literature in France (1823)
E 28 Sketches of the State of Manners and Opinions in the French Republic (1801)
E 29 Sketches of the State of Manners and Opinions in the French Republic, Towards the Close of the Eighteenth Century. In a series of Letters (1801)
E 30 Sonnets (1796)
E 31 The Charter, Lines Addressed by Helen Maria Williams, to her Nephew Athanase Charles Laurent Coquerel, on his Wedding Day (1819)
E 32 The History of Perourou; or the Bellows-Mender (1801)
E 33 The Unfortunate Young Nobleman (1790)
E 34 Verses Addressed by Helen Maria Williams to Her Two Nephews on Saint Helen's Day (1809)

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