LIBRARY AND EARLY WOMEN'S WRITING

NOVELS-ON-LINE

Author:

Mrs. Mathews

Title:

Simple Facts; or, the History of an Orphan

Place of publication:

London

Publisher:

Printed by S. Low, for the author

Date of publication:

1793

Edition:

1st ed.

Number of volumes:

2

The heroine rejects suitor after suitor, as she waits for her accepted lover, Charles Palmer, to return from India with a suitable fortune. Persecuted by family and friends, abducted and held captive by one over-zealous lover, Maria exhibits strength of mind and perfect virtue throughout the tale, finally reaping her reward on her lover's triumphant return.

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