Clara Reeve

(1729—1807) novelist and poet

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a novelist whose The Champion of Virtue; a Gothic Story (1777) was reprinted in 1778 as The Old English Baron. The author acknowledged her debt to Walpole's The Castle of Otranto. Her hero, the virtuous and noble Edmund, moves resolutely through many adventures of romantic horror in order to obtain his rightful heritage. See Romantic Fiction.

Subjects: Literature.

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