Frances Brooke: The History of Julia Mandeville

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  • Laura Moss (University of British Columbia)

In 1760 Frances Brooke, author and editor of the successful periodical The Old Maid, published a translation from the French of Madame Marie Jeanne Riccoboni’s Lettres de Milady Juliet Catesby a Milady Henriette Campley, son amie (The Letters of Lady Juliet Catesby to her Friend, Lady Henrietta Campley). This epistolary novel is the story of the betrayal of a heroine and her subsequent happy reunion with her lover. It had a marked impact on Riccoboni’s appreciation in England and taught Brooke the ingredients necessary for a successful novel of sensibility.

The History of Lady Julia Mandeville appears to be a sentimental novel that will end in the joyful union of the three affairs of the heart (Lady Julia …

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Moss, Laura. "The History of Julia Mandeville". The Literary Encyclopedia. First published 08 January 2001
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