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  An Interpretive Introduction to Frances Brooke's Old Maid
Frances Brooke is perhaps best known for having written "the first Canadian novel," The History of Emily Montague, but the Old Maid was her first real literary success, and arguably the means by which she began to make a name for herself in the literary culture of London in the mid-18th century.
Brooke tackled a wider body of concerns, from the Lisbon earthquake, to the war with France; from the ideal of the companionate marriage, to the problems that arise when fathers privilege sons over daughters.
This distance can be read in many interesting ways, as Brooke seemingly passed the power of public discourse to a woman whose engagement in the public sphere of the mid-18th century periodical was perhaps more acceptable than that of a younger, newly married woman, whose concerns should be tempered by her domestic positioning.
www.chass.utoronto.ca /~sarahbro/OldMaid/context.htm   (906 words)

 Literary Criticism (1400-1800) | Brooke, Frances | INTRODUCTION   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-13)
Brooke was born in 1724 to Reverend Thomas Moore and his wife, Mary (Knowles) Moore, in Claypole, Lincolnshire.
Brooke wrote several plays that she was unable to have produced before she began writing novels.
The fact that Brooke did not attempt to publish the novel during her life may indicates that she was not satisfied with it.
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 Frances Brooke - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Frances Moore Brooke (12 January 1723 – 23 January 1789) was an English novelist, essayist, playwright and translator.
Brooke was well-known in London's literary and theatrical communities.
Rebecca Garwood, author biography of Frances Brooke (1724-1789) at www.chawton.org
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/Frances_Brooke   (133 words)

 Brooke, Frances Criticism and Essays   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-13)
Known during her lifetime as a translator, novelist, essayist, and playwright, Brooke is chiefly remembered as the author of the first Canadian novel, The History of Emily Montague (1769).
In 1773 Brooke and the actress Mary Ann Yates become joint managers of King's Theatre in the London theater district.
A year after Brooke's death in 1789, The History of Charles Mandeville, a sequel to The History of Lady Julia Mandeville, was published.
www.enotes.com /literary-criticism/brooke-frances   (817 words)

 William BROOKE (5° B. Cobham)
Brooke's knighthood, conferred on 1 Dec 1548 during the second session of the Parliament, suggests that he then stood well with the Protectoral regime, although his connexion with Northampton must later have aligned him with Somerset's rival Northumberland.
Brooke's election 18 months later for Rochester, which had been the starting-point of the rebellion, could therefore have given little satisfaction at court, and even less when towards the close of this Parliament he joined the opposition to one of the government's bills.
During the seven months that Brooke held the office, Shakespeare's company was forced to call themselves Lord Hunsdon's Men; they were so called on the First Quarto of Romeo and Juliet (published in 1597) and in the payment for their court performances in the 1596-97 Christmas season.
www.tudorplace.com.ar /Bios/WilliamBrooke.htm   (955 words)

 Literary Encyclopedia: Frances Brooke
Frances Moore, the eldest daughter of Mary Knowles Moore and the Anglican clergyman the Reverend Thomas Moore of Stubton, Lincolnshire, was baptized on January 24, 1724.
When Brooke (still Frances Moore) published her first collection of writings, consisting of eleven poems, a translation from La Bella Cacciatrice of Guarini and a tragedy, Virginia, in 1756, she had already made an impact on the literary world with the editorship of The Old Maid, a weekly periodical which ran from 1755-56.
The Brookes enjoyed the company of the governor and a dynamic social life in Quebec and these experiences, as well as Brooke’s attentive response to Canadian nature, are also reflected in her novel.
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 Chapter 1 :: Whiting House Museum   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-13)
Brooke Whiting II grew up in Cumberland, graduated from the University of Virginia and obtained his Master's degree from Columbia University in New York.
Anne Frances graduated from the Allegany County Academy and Bryn Mawr.
The collections from these travels along with many antiques from the Whiting and White families were left along with their comfortable bungalow to the Allegany County Historical Society to permit the public to view these wonderful collections.
www.whitinghousemuseum.com /home.htm   (324 words)

 Frances Brooke - Living Memory - Library and Archives Canada
Playright, essayist, librettist, stage director and novelist, Frances Brooke (died 1789) was well-known in London literary and theatre circles.
This novel, inspired by the Brooke's life in Quebec, is a series of fictitious letters containing humourous comments on politics, religion, society and the landscape.
In an age dominated by men she specilized in portraits of women.
www.collectionscanada.ca /05/0509/050951/05095162_e.html   (117 words)

The Brooke family has West Country origins and, if Thomas Phelips had been the administator or surveyor of at least some of the Booke-Cobham estates, his migration from Kent to Somerset is easily explained.
Notes: Elizabeth Brooke, Lady Northampton came to court in the last years of Henry VIII and captivated the much older William Parr.
Northampton already had a wife but he married Elizabeth in 1547 and lived with her until they were ordered to separate.
www.tudorplace.com.ar /BROOKE1.htm   (1401 words)

 Amazon.com: "Frances Brooke": Key Phrase page   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-13)
Frances Brooke (1724) D/V Virginia A tragedy, with odes, pastorals, and translations PRINTED FOR THE AUTHOR, SOLD BY A. MILLAR John Brown...
1 "A Husbandman As Far As Theory Goes": The Distaff View of Colonization In the first Canadian novel, Frances Brooke's The History of Emily Montague (1769), land and women are connected from the outset as areas open for male colonization.
Edward Ward (1667-1731) Nuptial Dialogues and Debates v bao The London Spy 1724 Christopher Anstey born Frances Brooke born William Gilpin born Frances...
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 thePeerage.com - George Brooke and others
She was the daughter of Sir Thomas Burgh, 3rd Lord Burgh and Frances Vaughan.
She was the daughter of William Brooke, 10th Baron Cobham and Frances Newton.
She was the daughter of Sir William Brooke and Pembroke Lennard.
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 Family Bible Records | Surname Genealogy 31
Lloyd BROOKE and Genevieve Garnett HAMILTON were united in matrimony on the 30th day of December, A. 1855, at Portland, Oregon by the Rt.
Isaac BROOKE, son of Thomas and Frances BROOKE, married Sarah Ann MAGRUDER, daughter of Alexander MAGRUDER of Prince Georges County, Maryland in 1782 of whom was born Thomas Alexander BROOKE.
Sarah Ann BROOKE second husband was Col. W. whom she married Aug the 30 1786.
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 Frances Brooke   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-13)
Frances Brooke ou la femme de lettres" in Cinq Femmes et nous.
New, W. "Frances Brooke's Chequered Gardens" in Canadian Literature (Spring 1972), pp.
Rogers, Katherine M. "Sensibility and Feminism: The Novels of Frances Brooke" in Genre (Summer 1978), pp.
www.geocities.com /canlit2002/brookef.html   (138 words)

 Rajah Brooke & Sarawak - A Bravenet.com Forum
Also, Rupert Brooke, poet was not a relation though at one point in time he claimed to be.
According to family legend, Frances Brooke Jessop (aka Frances Wilhemina Wright) was related to the Brooke family of Sarawak.
This Frances was born in 1800 in Jamaica, "of a wealthy English family", educated in England, moved to Canada in 1834 where she married Francis W. Jessop in Perth.
pub7.bravenet.com /forum/552509589/show/120363   (1025 words)

 thePeerage.com - Dorothy Heydon and others
She married William Brooke, 10th Baron Cobham, son of Sir George Brooke, 9th Baron Cobham and Anne Bray, before 1559.
She married William Brooke, 10th Baron Cobham, son of Sir George Brooke, 9th Baron Cobham and Anne Bray, between 25 February 1559 and 1560.
She was the daughter of William Brooke, 10th Baron Cobham and Lady Dorothy Neville.
www.thepeerage.com /p1182.htm   (1310 words)

 The Old Maid's first edition, 1755-56   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-13)
Interestingly, in her biography of Brooke, Lorraine McMullen identifies Lord Cork as the fifth Earl of Cork, also the fifth Earl of Orrery, aka John Boyle (1707-1762), a friend of Brooke's and himself a contributer to the Old Maid.
In the periodical's original issues, there is no clear statement that any of the material therein is written by a hand other than that of "Mary Singleton, Spinster," (although, there are numerous writerly personas, manifesting themselves mostly in what most readers assume to be fictitious letters from readers).
Richard Gifford and John Brooke-- Frances' husband after early 1756--are also identified as contributers.
www.chass.utoronto.ca /~sarahbro/OldMaid/om-intropage.htm   (174 words)

 Rajah Brooke & Sarawak - A Bravenet.com Forum
This Paper states that Walter Frances Brooke B.1789 is the brother of Sir James Brooke.
C.J. Brooke was the son of William Brooke, another favourite nephew of Rajah James...
Ranee Margaret Brooke was the wife of the second Rajah of Sarawak, Sir Charles Brooke, who ruled Sarawak from 1868 - 1917.
pub7.bravenet.com /forum/552509589/show/120365   (1942 words)

 The Professionalization of Women Writers in Eighteenth-Century Britain - Cambridge University Press
Working at the height of the century and contributing to its proliferation of print materials from the 1740s onwards, these women - Frances Sheridan, Frances Brooke, Sarah Scott, Sarah Fielding, and Charlotte Lennox - were welcomed as participants in the literary and even political public spheres.
Using personal correspondence, records of contemporary reception, research into contemporary print culture, and sociological models of professionalization, Betty A. Schellenberg challenges oversimplified assumptions of women's cultural role in the period, focusing on those women who have been most obscured by subsequent literary history, whether traditional or feminist.
From propensity to profession in the early career of Frances Burney; 7.
www.cambridge.org /aus/catalogue/catalogue.asp?isbn=0521850606   (232 words)

 [2000: April] Mithridates, Sinope, and Frances Brooke
Sinope was, in fact, besieged and taken by Lucullus in the 3rd Mithridatic War.
If Frances Brooke's play was based on "Mitridate a Sinope," how did she squeeze this (or any) siege in with all those other doings?
Also, her play is commonly referred to as a "tragedy." But Zeno's libretto for "Mitridate a Sinope" appears to have been for an opera seria, not a full-blown tragedy.
omega.cohums.ohio-state.edu /mailing_lists/CLA-L/2000/04/0272.php   (478 words)

 Free Books > Tags > Brooke
Brookes on modern dancing, containing a full description of all dances, as practised in the ball room and at private parties, together with an essay on etiquette.
The Experiences Of Loveday Brooke, Lady Detective by Catherine Louisa Pirkis, Illust.
The History Of Emily Montague by Frances Brooke
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 Kevin Berland: Publications
"Frances Moore Brooke," and "Frances Chamberlaine Sheridan," two chapters of annotated bibliography, in Eighteenth-Century Anglo-American Women Novelists: A Critical Reference Guide, ed.
"Frances Brooke and David Garrick." Studies in Eighteenth-Century Culture, 20 (1990): 217-30.
"A Tax on Old Maids and Bachelors: Frances Brooke's Old Maid," in Eighteenth Century Women and Literature, ed.
www.personal.psu.edu /faculty/b/c/bcj/pub.htm   (744 words)

 Maximilian Genealogy Master Database 2000 - pafg1943 - Generated by Personal Ancestral File
Dorothy NEVILLE Hon [Parents] married William BROOKE KG.
George BROOKE Lord Cobham KG [Parents] died 29 Sep 1558.
Anne BRAYE [Parents] married George BROOKE Lord Cobham KG.
www.peterwestern.f9.co.uk /maximilia/pafg1943.htm   (58 words)

 Brooke, Frances, 1724?-1789. Letters to Richard Gifford: Guide.
Abstract: Letters to English author Richard Gifford from English author Frances Brooke.
Includes twenty-four letters from Brooke to Gifford concerning financial affairs, their writings, their children, acquaintances, songs by Gifford, and the creation of the comic opera Rosina by Brooke.
Reader notes this leter really is to Miss Read, not Fances Brooke.
oasis.harvard.edu:10080 /oasis/deliver/~hou00646   (174 words)

 [2000: April] Toasty in Tomis?/Frances Brooke
Next in thread: David Lupher: "Mithridates, Sinope, and Frances Brooke"
A couple of days ago P. Rourke quoted from a letter from the epistolary novel _The History of Emily Montague_ (1769), by Frances Brooke (1724-1789), about the extreme cold in Silleri (Sillery).
As Jeff Creighton pointed out, this is based on her own experiences of life in Quebec; she lived in Quebec and Sillery between 1763 and 1768.
omega.cohums.ohio-state.edu /mailing_lists/CLA-L/2000/04/0271.php   (309 words)

 Amazon.ca: An odd attempt in a woman: The literary life of Frances Brooke: Books: Lorraine McMullen   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-13)
Amazon.ca: An odd attempt in a woman: The literary life of Frances Brooke: Books: Lorraine McMullen
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An odd attempt in a woman: The literary life of Frances Brooke (Hardcover)
www.amazon.ca /odd-attempt-woman-literary-Frances/dp/0774801743   (185 words)

 Frances Brooke Books - Signed, used, new, out-of-print
Frances Brooke Books - Signed, used, new, out-of-print
I could moralize exceedingly well this morning on the vanity of human wishes and expectations, and the folly of hoping for felicity in this vile sublunary world: but the subject is a little exhausted, and I have a passion for being original.
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 On Rupert Brooke by Frances Macdonald Cornford
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The History of Emily Montague (New Canadian Library) Frances Brooke ISBN: 0771091273
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Volume 5 covers: Frances Brooke; Alexander Mackenzie; John Franklin; William Kirby; Charles Sangster; Charles Mair; Isabella Valancy Crawford; Ernest Thompson Seton;.
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