Mary Russell Mitford was an English author who lived from 1787 to 1855. She is best known for her works in the Romantic and Victorian eras, particularly for her plays and sketches. Mitford’s literary style was characterized by her keen observation of rural life and her ability to capture the essence of everyday people and their struggles.

She was heavily influenced by the works of Jane Austen and William Shakespeare, and her writing often reflected themes of social class, love, and the complexities of human relationships. Some of her notable works include “Our Village,” a collection of sketches depicting rural life, and “Rienzi,” a historical drama set in 14th-century Rome.

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