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Mary de la Rivière Manley (1663–1724)

Manley, Mrs. Mary de la Rivière. An English novelist; born in the island of Guernsey, 1663; died at Lambeth Hill, July 11, 1724. She was daughter of Sir Roger Manley. She published ‘The New Atlantis’ (1709), a scandalous satire on distinguished public characters, for which she was arrested for libel, but discharged. She published a key to it entitled ‘Memoirs of Europe’ (1710). She wrote also ‘The Power of Love, in Seven Novels’ (1720), etc.