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Manley, Mrs. (Mary de la Rivière), 1663-1724

LC control no.n 83053245
Descriptive conventionsrda
LC classificationPR3545.M8
Personal name headingManley, Mrs. (Mary de la Rivière), 1663-1724
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Variant(s)Atalia, 1663-1724
Author of The new Atalantis, 1663-1724
Country Whig, 1663-1724
De la Rivière Manley, Mary, 1663-1724
Eginardus, 1663-1724
Eginhardus, Abbot of Seligenstadt, 1663-1724
La Rivière Manley, Mary de, 1663-1724
Manley, Delarivier, 1663-1724
Manley, Delariviere, 1663-1724
Manley, Delariviere, d. 1724
Manley, Mary de la Rivière, 1663-1724
Manly, Mrs. (Mary de la Rivière), 1663-1724
New Atalantis, Author of the, 1663-1724
Rivière Manley, Mary de la, 1663-1724
Birth date1663-04-07
Death date1724-07-11
Found inDNB (Manley, Mrs. Mary de la Rivière; 1663-1724)
Encyc. Brit., c1978 (Manley, Mary de la Riviere; b. Apr. 7, 1663; d. July 11, 1724)
Webster's biog. dict., c1980 (Manley, Mary de la Rivière; 1663?-1724)
LC data base, 9-29-83 (hdg.: Manley, Delariviere, d. 1724; usage: Mrs. Manley; Mary de la Rivière Manley; variant: Mary Delarivière Manley)
Her Lucius..., 1989: t.p. (Delariviere Manley)
Her New Atalantis, 1992: CIP t.p. (Delarivier Manley)
InU/3 cent. drama file (usage: Author of The new Atalantis; Eginardus; Country Whig; Atalia; Eginhardus, abbot of Seligenstadt; Mrs. Manly)
New perspectives on Delarivier Manley and eighteenth century literature, 2016: CIP t.p. (Delarivier Manley) chapter one ("daughter of Sir Roger Manley (c. 1621-87) and Marie-Catherine (c. 1643-75). . . . Her mother was a French-speaking noblewoman from the Spanish Netherlands, and died when Manley was quite young . . . . Because there is no surviving record of her birth, we cannot substantiate her birth place or year, but Manley was likely born on the Isle of Jersey, where her father was lieutenant governor, between 1667 and 1672. . . . In The New Atalantis, Manley claims to have been seduced, married, possessed, and ruined by her cousin (and possibly one of her legal guardians), John Manley, about fifteen years her senior, whose wife was alive at the time")
Oxford dictionary of national biography, online search 2016-04-26: ("Manley, Delarivier (c.1670-1724), writer, was born in Jersey or possibly at sea between Jersey and Guernsey, the third of the six children of Sir Roger Manley (d. 1687), royalist army officer and historian, and his wife from the Spanish Netherlands, probably named Mary Catherine (d. 1675). . . . Manley's father was appointed lieutenant-governor and commander of his majesty's castles, forts, and forces on Jersey in 1667 under Sir Thomas Morgan; Delarivier appears to have been named after the latter's wife, Delariviere Cholmondoley Morgan. . . . . The principal source for Delarivier's biography is her own account in the 1714 Adventures of Rivella (reissued by the publisher Edmund Curll as Memoirs of the Life of Mrs. Manley in 1714 and 1717, and as Mrs. Manley's History of her Own Life and Times in 1725); a brief account is also provided by Manley in her most successful work of scandal fiction, the New Atalantis (1709). . . . Manley's autobiographical writings are . . . not always reliable as sources of fact about her life. . . . Delarivier Manley died . . . on 11 July 1724")