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Laetitia Matilda Hawkins

(1759—1835) writer


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Laetitia Matilda Hawkins died in Twickenham, Middlesex. Her father, John Hawkins, was a biographer of Dr Johnson. He took over her education, supervised her reading and even prohibited her from reading novels. She herself wrote a novel while still in her twenties, although she refused to be identified with it. Much later, at the age of fifty-three, she resumed writing novels, publishing all but one under her own name. She never married, and eventually went to live at the home of her younger brother, where she died.

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From The Continuum Encyclopedia of British Philosophy in Oxford Reference.

Subjects: Philosophy.


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