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Author: Smith, Charlotte

Spouse/other names:Turner
Year of birth:1749
Year of death:1806
About her personal situation:standardizingjul12fms: Origin • Location where born : London, England • Location where died : Guildford, England   National identity • Nationality : English • Mother tongue : English   Marital status : Married; separated.   Number of children : 12; 9 survived.   Social class : Born into wealthy family, but struggled financially.   Religion/ideology : Anglican. Health: - Used female midwife for birth of at least one child, but employed eminent male physician (Thomas Denman) for daughter Anna Augusta, who died from complications following the birth of her first child. (FScottJuly12.)

Relations to other authors:
Sister of Dorset, Catherine Ann
Acquaintance of Wollstonecraft, Mary &&&

About her professional situation:standardizingjul12fms: Profession(s) and activities: - poet - novelist - translator from french (of Manon Lescaut), - translator from Italian. Languages in which she published : - English Collaboration/connections with male authors : - Engagement with Linnaeus (info Sam George dec. 2005). Financial aspects of her career: - LIved by her pen (Begins writing to support growing family and pay husband's debts. Continues writing after separation from husband to support children and protect their social status in anticipation of inheritence from father-in-law's will, but legal disputes with thrustees prevents this until after her death). Memberships : unknown
Elements of bibliography:Cf. - Turner, Living by the Pen, 1992, - Spender, Mothers of the Novel, 1986. - J. Grieder, Translations of French sentimental prose fiction, 1975, p. 40.
Websites: Bio via Celebration of WW
Author Biography in Chawton Library

Editors: Susanne Parren (update on 12 December 2009)
Suzan van Dijk (update on 21 June 2010)
Suzan van Dijk (update on 15 March 2012)
Suzan van Dijk (update on 25 March 2012)
Francesca Scott (update on 15 May 2012)
Francesca Scott (update on 15 May 2012)
Francesca Scott (update on 09 July 2012)
Francesca Scott (update on 09 July 2012)
Francesca Scott (update on 09 July 2012)
Francesca Scott (update on 09 July 2012)
Francesca Scott (update on 09 July 2012)
Suzan van Dijk (update on 16 February 2013)

Works written by this author

E 1 *Charlotte Turner Smith, the author ()
E 2 *Corisandre de Beauvilliers ()
E 3 Celestina, a Novel, by Charlotte Smith (1791)
E 4 Desmond, a novel (1792)
E 5 Elegiac Sonnets (1775)
E 6 Emmeline, the orphan of the castle (1788)
E 7 Ethelinde, or the Recluse of the Lake (1789)
E 8 Marchmont. A Novel (1796)
E 9 Montalbert. A novel in three volumes (1795)
E 10 Rural walks in dialogues [...] (1795)
E 11 The Emigrants. A poem in two books. (1793)
E 12 The Letters of a solitary wanderer (1800)
E 13 The Romances of Real Life (1787)
E 14 The Wanderings of Warwick (1794)
E 15 The Young philosopher (1798)
E 16 The banished man (1794)
E 17 The old manor house (1793)

Authors read by this author

Xreception 1 Wollstonecraft, Mary &&&   -   A Vindication of the Rights of Woman