Frances Brooke

(1724—1789) writer and playwright

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published in 1760 Letters from Juliet Lady Catesby, translated from Riccoboni, in which intricate currents of feeling are carefully traced. The highly successful History of Lady Julia Mandeville (1763) is a book of considerable pessimism. The History of Emily Montague (1769) is set in Quebec. Her other works include The Excursion (1777), several works of history and translation, and various dramatic works, including the tragedies Virginia (1756) and the Siege of Sinope (1781), and a musical play, Rosina (1783).

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