English novelist, poet, and playwright Penlope Aubin (1679 - 1731) was among the first group of female writers to give shape to the English novel. Scholars speculate that she started writing in order to support herself after the death of her husband. Her literary career began with poetry, and she went on to write many novels and plays.
Famous British novelist, translator, poetess and playwright. Aubin’s work paved way for the emergence of novel in the 18th century. She penned 7 novels in as many years; they mainly focus on morality and stress marital fidelity.