The Adventures of Rivella: or The History of the Author or The New Atalantis


The Adventures of Rivella, is a fictional account of the author’s life before and after her bigamous marriage.

The narrator is Colonel Lovemore; his auditor is a young French nobleman, the Chevalier d’Aumont. Through Lovemore, Rivella justifies her career as a political writer, defends her amatory novels, and challenges the limitations that male-dominated society places on women.

Delarivier Manley c. 1670-1724 was England’s most popular—as well as most controversial—female novelist of the early eighteenth century. She was also that country’s first female political journalist, and her partisan writings had a significant impact on public opi…

Author: Delarivier Manley
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