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® Author: ~Behn (owner of library)

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Year of birth:1744
Year of death:1812
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Editors: Johanneke Straasheijm (update on 12 December 2009)
Ben Brandenburg (update on 13 December 2009)

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Xreception 1 Bennett, Agnes Maria   -   *Agnes Maria Bennett, the author
Xreception 2 Bennett, Agnes Maria   -   The Beggar Girl and her benefactors
Xreception 3 Burney, Fanny   -   Cecilia; or, Memoirs of an heiress
Xreception 4 Burney, Fanny   -   Evelina; or, The history of a young lady's entrance into the world
Xreception 5 Burney, Fanny   -   *Fanny Burney, the author
Xreception 6 Burney, Fanny   -   Cecilia; or, Memoirs of an heiress
Xreception 7 Burney, Fanny   -   Camilla; or, A picture of youth
Xreception 8 Burney, Fanny   -   Cecilia; or, Memoirs of an heiress
Xreception 9 Gomard de Vaubernier, Marie Jeanne   -   Mémoires sur la ville, la cour et les salons de Paris sous Louis XV
Xreception 10 Griffith, Elizabeth   -   The story of Lady Juliana Harley
Xreception 11 Haywood, Eliza   -   The History of Miss Betsy Thoughtless
Xreception 12 Helme, Elizabeth   -   Louisa; or, The cottage on the moor
Xreception 13 Inchbald, Elizabeth   -   A simple story
Xreception 14 Lennox, Charlotte (Barbara)   -   Henrietta
Xreception 15 Leprince de Beaumont, Jeanne Marie   -   La nouvelle Clarice, histoire véritable
Xreception 16 Radcliffe, Ann   -   The Romance of the Forest
Xreception 17 Radcliffe, Ann   -   The Italian, or the Confessional of the Black Penitents
Xreception 18 Radcliffe, Ann   -   *Ann Radcliffe, the author
Xreception 19 Riccoboni, Marie-Jeanne   -   *Marie-Jeanne Riccoboni, the author
Xreception 20 Riccoboni, Marie-Jeanne   -   Histoire de Miss Jenny
Xreception 21 Riccoboni, Marie-Jeanne   -   Lettres de Milady Juliette Catesby à Milady Henriette Campley, son amie
Xreception 22 Riccoboni, Marie-Jeanne   -   Lettres de Milady Juliette Catesby à Milady Henriette Campley, son amie
Xreception 23 Riccoboni, Marie-Jeanne   -   Histoire de Miss Jenny
Xreception 24 Roche, Regina Maria Dalton   -   The Children of the Abbey
Xreception 25 Roche, Regina Maria Dalton   -   *Regina Maria Roche Dalton, the author
Xreception 26 Roche, Regina Maria Dalton   -   The nocturnal visit
Xreception 27 Smith, Charlotte   -   Celestina, a Novel, by Charlotte Smith
Xreception 28 Williams, Helena Maria &&&   -   Julia, a novel
Xreception 29 Williams, Helena Maria &&&   -   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
Xreception 30 Wollstonecraft, Mary &&&   -   Maria or the Wrongs of Woman
Xreception 31 Wollstonecraft, Mary &&&   -   Letters Written During a Short Residence in Sweden, Norway and Denmark
Xreception 32 Wollstonecraft, Mary &&&   -   Maria or the Wrongs of Woman