Barbauld, Anna Laetitia

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(1743-1825) UK educationist and writer, important exponent of Unitarianism, whose stories for young children became famous. She is of Proto SF interest for Eighteen Hundred and Eleven: A Poem (1812 chap), which conveys in Gothic terms the vision of a Near Future Britain, some time after its defeat in the long war against Napoleonic France; the ruined country, including London itself (> Ruins and Futurity), is visited by tourists from America. [JC]

Anna Laetitia Aikin Barbauld

born Kibworth Harcourt, Leicestershire: 20 June 1743

died Stoke Newington [now London]: 9 March 1825

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