Haywood Eliza (1693 - 1756)Back
Eliza Haywood (1693 - February 25, 1756) (born Elizabeth Fowler) was a British novelist, actress, playwright, poet, essayist, and translator.
She was probably born in Shropshire and married, and widowed, very young. Her first entry into the public record is in 1714 in Dublin, Ireland, and she was already then "Mrs. Haywood." Haywood was an important voice in periodical literature in the 18th century in the Kingdom of Great Britain, as well as a notable voice for the stage. In her own day, she was a wit and a professional writer and actress, but she is studied today primarily as a novelist. Her novels are a stylistic bridge between the earlier fictions of Aphra Behn and, to some degree, Daniel Defoe, and the later novels of feminine peril and marital negotiation.
Life's Progress Through The Passions Or, The Adventures of Natura
The Fortunate Foundlings Being the Genuine History of Colonel M----Rs, And His Sister, Madam Du P----Y, The Issue Of The Hon. Ch----Es M----Rs, Son Of The Late Duke Of R---- L----D. Containing Many Wonderful Accidents That Befel Them in Their Travels, and Interspersed with the Characters and Adventures of Several Persons of Condition, In The Most Polite Courts Of Europe. The Whole Calculated for the Entertainment and Improvement of the Youth of Both Sexes.