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Clara Reeve (1729–1807)

Reeve, Clara. An English novelist; born at Ipswich in 1729; died on Dec. 3, 1807. Her most famous work is ‘The Champion of Virtue: A Gothic Story’ (1777), afterwards published under the title of ‘The Old English Baron.’ She had previously written ‘The Phœnix’ (1772), a translation from the Latin of Barclay’s romance ‘Argenis.’ Among her other and less important works are: ‘The Two Mentors’ (1783); ‘The Progress of Romance’ (1785); and ‘The Exiles; or, Memoirs of Count de Cronstadt’ (1788).