Table of Contents:
  • Preface.
  • An intriguing dramatist (Susannah Centlivre)
  • The female Quixote (Charlotte Lennox)
  • The mother of Richard Brinsley Sheridan (Frances Sheridan)
  • An unaffected blue-stocking (Hester Chapone)
  • A wild Irish girl (Sydney Morgan)
  • A romantic novelist (Jane Porter)
  • A best seller of last century (Frances Trollope)
  • A Cambridge literary lady (Mary Ann Kelly)
  • A neglected fairy tale (Sara Coleridge)