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The Library of the World’s Best Literature. An Anthology in Thirty Volumes. 1917.

Susanna Haswell Rowson (1762–1824)

Rowson, Susanna. An English-American actress, playwright, and novelist; born at Portsmouth, England, in 1762; died at Boston, March 2, 1824. She appeared on the American stage for about a year; after which she settled in Boston, opening a school and turning her attention to literary pursuits. She is famed as the author of ‘Charlotte Temple: A Tale of Truth’ (1790) and its sequel, ‘Lucy Temple; or, The Three Orphans’ (1828). Among her many other novels and farces may be named: ‘Victoria’ (1786); and ‘The Inquisitor, or Invisible Rambler’ (1788).