Lee, Sophia

(1750-1824), Lee, Harriet (1757-1851)
   Novelists and dramatists, dau. of John L., an actor, were the authors of various dramatic pieces and novels. By far their most memorable work was The Canterbury Tales, 5 vols. (1797-1805) which, with the exception of two, The Young Lady's and The Clergyman's, were all by Harriet. The most powerful of them, Kruitzner, fell into the hands of Byron in his boyhood, and made so profound an impression upon him that, in 1821, he dramatised it under the title of Werner, or the Inheritance. The authoress also adapted it for the stage as The Three Strangers. The tales are in general remarkable for the ingenuity of their plots. Harriet lived to the age of 94, preserving to the last her vigour of mind and powers of conversation. Godwin made her an offer of marriage to which, however, his religious opinions presented an insuperable barrier. Sophia's chief work was The Chapter of Accidents, a comedy, which had a great run, the profits of which enabled the sisters to start a school at Bath, which proved very successful, and produced for them a competence on which they were able to retire in their later years.

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  • Sophia Lee — (1750 ndash; 13 March 1824) was an English novelist and dramatist.She was the daughter of John Lee (died 1781), actor and theatrical manager, and was born in London. Her first piece, The Chapter of Accidents , a three act opera based on Denis… …   Wikipedia

  • Lee [3] — Lee, Sophia und Harriet, geb. 1750 und 1756 zu London, Töchter eines Schauspielers, schrieben Romane. Novellen u. Dramen, die zum Theil noch gelesen werden; gest. 1824 und 1851 …   Herders Conversations-Lexikon

  • Lee, Harriet —    See Lee, Sophia …   Short biographical dictionary of English literature

  • Sophia Lee — (* 13. Mai 1750 in London; † 13. März 1824 in Clifton, heute Stadt Bristol) war eine englische Schriftstellerin. Sophia Lee wurde 1750 als Tochter des Schauspielers John Lee (Covent Garden Theater) und Schwester von Harriet Lee geboren. Sophia… …   Deutsch Wikipedia

  • Sophia Loren — en 1991, à la 16e cérémonie des César Données clés Nom de naissance …   Wikipédia en Français

  • Lee (Name) — Lee ist ein häufiger in englischsprachigen Ländern sowie in Südkorea und anderen asiatischen Staaten verbreiteter Familienname, seltener auch ein Vorname. Herkunft und Bedeutung Bei dem Namen Lee handelt es sich um eine historisch bedingte… …   Deutsch Wikipedia

  • Lee [4] — Lee (spr. lī), 1) Sophia und Harriet, engl. Schriftstellerinnen, Töchter des Schauspielers am Coventgarden Theater John L. Die ältere, Sophia, geb. 1750 in London, gest. 13. März 1824 in Clifton bei Bristol, brachte in ihrem 30. Jahre mit Beifall …   Meyers Großes Konversations-Lexikon

  • Lee [5] — Lee (spr. lih), Sophia und Harriet, engl. Schriftstellerinnen, geb. 1750 bez. 1757 zu London, gest. 13. März 1824 bez. 1. Aug. 1851 zu Clifton; schrieben Romane und Dramen sowie gemeinschaftlich »Canterbury tales« (5 Bde., 1797 1805 u.ö.) …   Kleines Konversations-Lexikon

  • Sophia Bush — Pour les articles homonymes, voir Bush. Sophia Bush …   Wikipédia en Français

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