Mitford, Mary Russell

(1787-1855)
   Poetess and novelist, b. at Alresford, Hants, dau. of a physician, without practice, selfish and extravagant, who ran through three fortunes, his own, his wife's, and his daughter's, and then lived on the industry of the last. After a vol. of poems which attracted little notice, she produced her powerful tragedy, Julian. In 1812, what ultimately became the first vol. of Our Village appeared in the Lady's Magazine. To this four additional vols. were added, the last in 1832. In this work Miss M. may be said to have created a new branch of literature. Her novel, Belford Regis (1835), is somewhat on the same lines. She added two dramas, Rienzi (1828), and Foscari, Atherton and other Tales (1852), and Recollections of a Literary Life, and d. at her cottage at Swallowfield, much beloved for her benevolent and simple character, as well as valued for her intellectual powers.

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  • Mitford, Mary Russell — ▪ British writer born Dec. 16, 1787, Alresford, Hampshire, Eng. died Jan. 10, 1855, Swallowfield, near Reading  dramatist, poet, and essayist, chiefly remembered for her prose sketches of English village life.       She was the only daughter of… …   Universalium

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  • Mary Russell (disambiguation) — Mary Russell may refer to: * Mary Russell, fictional character in works by Laurie R. King * Mary Russell Mitford (1787 1855), English author * Mary Russell, Duchess of Bedford (1865 1937), English pilot and ornithologist * Mary Doria Russell… …   Wikipedia

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  • Mitford — may refer to: Places Mitford, South Carolina, located in Fairfield County, South Carolina Mitford and Launditch, hundred in Norfolk, England Mitford, Northumberland, England Mitford Castle Mitford Hall Mitford Old Manor House Mitford Middle… …   Wikipedia

  • Mitford — ist der Name eines englischen Adelsgeschlechts: Deborah Mitford (* 1920), Herzogin von Devonshire, britische Schriftstellerin Diana Mitford (1910−2003), britische Schriftstellerin Jessica Mitford (1917–1996), Anglo Amerikanische Schriftstellerin… …   Deutsch Wikipedia

  • Mitford [2] — Mitford (spr. mittförd), Miß Mary Russell, engl. Dichterin, geb. 16. Dez. 1787 zu Alresford in Hampshire, gest. 10. Jan. 1855 in Smallowfield, trat zuerst mit erzählenden Dichtungen im Stil W. Scotts auf und erwarb sich einen geachteten Namen… …   Meyers Großes Konversations-Lexikon

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