Sophia Lee

Sophia Lee



She was the daughter of John Lee (died 1781), actor and theatrical manager, and was born in London. Her first piece, The Chapter of Accidents, a three-act opera based on Denis Diderot's Le père de famille, was produced by George Colman the Elder at the Haymarket Theatre on 5 August 1780 and was an immediate success.

When her father died in 1781, Lee spent the proceeds of the opera on establishing a school at Bath, where she made a home for her sisters Anne and Harriet. Her novel The Recess, or a Tale of other Times (1783) was a historical romance; and the play Almeyda, Queen of Grenada (1796) was a long tragedy in blank verse, which opened at Drury Lane on 20 April 1796 but ran for only four nights. The Recess can also be regarded as a forma
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The Recess

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Freestyle 2018: The Essenti...

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The Two Emilys

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The Chapter of Accidents: A...

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The Recess: Or, a Tale of O...

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Canterbury tales of the lat...

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“Alas, it is the dear-bought privilege of the unfortunate to be tedious!”
Sophia Lee, The Recess

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