Penelope Aubin

(1679—1731) novelist and translator

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novelist, translator, and dramatist, born in London. Possibly a Catholic, she preached near Charing Cross in the late 1720s. Her seven popular novels, from The Strange Adventures of the Count de Vinevil (1721) to The Life and Adventures of the Young Count Albertus (1728), combined travel adventure, seduction narrative, and Christian precepts. She also wrote a play, The Humours of the Masqueraders (1730), produced four translations from French, and edited two works on morality by Sieur de Gomberville.

Subjects: Literature.

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