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Widow’s Vow - Such Things Are (Works of Elizabeth Inchbald Book 5) (English Edition) works of Elizabeth InchbaldElizabeth Inchbald ne Simpsonwas an English novelist, actress, and dramatistBorn onOctoberat Stanningfield, near Bury St Edmunds, Suffolk, Elizabeth was the eighth of the nine children of John Simpson died, a farmer, and his wife Mary, ne Rushbrook The family, like several others in the neighbourhood was Roman Catholic Elizabeth was educated with her sisters at homeIn April , at the age of , she went to London to act Her brother George had become an actor inYoung and alone, she was apparently the victim of sexual harassment Two months later, in June, she agreed to marry a fellow Catholic, the actor Joseph Inchbald, possibly at least partially for protection The marriage was reported to have had difficulties For four years the couple toured Scotland with West Diggess theatre company, a demanding life Inthey moved to Liverpool and Inchbald met actors Sarah Siddons and her brother John Philip Kemble, both of whom became important friends The Inchbalds subsequently moved to Canterbury and Yorkshire After Joseph Inchbalds death in , Inchbald continued to act for several years, in Dublin, London, and elsewhere Her acting career, while only moderately successful, spanned seventeen years and she appeared in many classical roles, as well as in new plays such as Hannah Cowleys The Belles StratagemBetweenandshe had nineteen of her comedies, sentimental dramas, and farces many of which were translations from the French performed at London theatres Eighteen of her plays were published, though she wrote several the exact number is in dispute though most recent commentators claim betweenandHer two novels have been frequently reprinted She also did considerable editorial and critical work Her literary start began with writing for The Artist and Edinburgh Review A four volume autobiography was destroyed before her death upon the advice of her confessor, but she left some of her diaries The latter are currently held at the Folger Shakespeare Library and an edition was recently publishedHer play Lovers Vowswas featured by Jane Austen in her novel Mansfield ParkA political radical and friend of William Godwin and Thomas Holcroft, her political beliefs can easily be found in her novels than in her plays due to the constrictive environment of the patent theatres of Georgian London Inchbalds life was marked by tensions between, on the one hand, political radicalism, a passionate nature evidently attracted to a number of her admirers, and a love of independence, and on the other hand, a desire for social respectability and a strong sense of the emotional attraction of authority figures She died onAugustin Kensington She quarrelled publicly with Mary Wollstonecraft in , when Wollstonecrafts marriage to William Godwin made it clear that she had not been married to Gilbert Imlay, the father of her elder daughter Fanny This was deeply resented by GodwinIn recent decades Inchbald has been the subject of increasing critical interest, particularly among scholars interested in womens writing


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