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Regina Maria Roche (1764?–1845)

Roche, Regina Maria. An Irish novelist; born about 1764 in the south of Ireland; died at Waterford, May 17, 1845. She sprang into fame on the appearance of the novel ‘The Children of the Abbey’ (1798), a story abounding in sentimentality, abductions, secret retreats, etc.,—a cross between the ‘Mysteries of Udolpho’ and domestic novels like ‘Clarissa Harlowe.’ From that time until her death she produced many books of the same character, including: ‘The Nocturnal Visit’ (1800); ‘The Tradition of the Castle’ (1824); ‘The Castle Chapel’ (1825); ‘The Nun’s Picture’ (1834); and many others.