Sister Novelists: The Trailblazing Porter Sisters, Who Paved the Way for Austen and the Brontes.
Between them, the Porter sisters published a plethora of popular books. Brilliant, attractive, self-made, and world-famous themselves, they hobnobbed with the rich and famous for many years, until they fell into obscurity. Anna Maria published her first book at age 14 in 1793. They wrote moving letters to one another and shared all their secrets. Luckily, these were not cut up or burned, and make up part of the wealth of material that Devoney Looser draws from to bring these all-but-forgotten pioneer authors to life. Bloomsbury. 2022. Hardbound with Jacket. NEW. $25.00