Arabella Plantin

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Arabella Plantin (born 1700) was an eighteenth century British novelist. She was the author of The Ingrateful (Or, The Just Revenge) (1727) and Love Led Astray (Or, the Mutual Inconstancy) (1731).[1]

The Ingrateful is a story of an Italian woman who murders her husband after he has spent her fortune, and Love Led Astray is a pastoral tale of crossed lovers.[2]

The literary critic Bridget G. MacCarthy in her 1944-47 study, The Female Pen, described Love Led Astray as "an absurd travesty of the pastoral tradition", with critic Brian Corman describing Plantin as a writer of "outmoded and highly articfical romances."[3]

References[edit]

  1. ^ George Watson; Ian R. Willison (1971). The New Cambridge Bibliography of English Literature: 1660-1800. Cambridge University Press. pp. 1968–. ISBN 978-0-521-07934-1. 
  2. ^ Charlotte E. Morgan (1 June 2010). The Rise of the Novel of Manners: A Study of English Prose Fiction Between 1600 and 1740. Wildside Press LLC. pp. 112–. ISBN 978-1-4344-2126-5. 
  3. ^ Brian Corman (2008). Women Novelists Before Jane Austen: The Critics and Their Canons. University of Toronto Press. pp. 202–. ISBN 978-0-8020-9770-5.