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The Perreaus and Mrs. RuddForgery and Betrayal in Eighteenth-Century London$
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Donna Andrew

Print publication date: 2001

Print ISBN-13: 9780520220621

Published to California Scholarship Online: March 2012

DOI: 10.1525/california/9780520220621.001.0001

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Writing Her Life: Mrs. Rudd’s Life Stories

Writing Her Life: Mrs. Rudd’s Life Stories

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(p.189) Eight Writing Her Life: Mrs. Rudd’s Life Stories
Source:
The Perreaus and Mrs. Rudd
Author(s):

Donna T. Andrew

Randall McGowen

Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:10.1525/california/9780520220621.003.0009

This chapter describes Mrs. Rudd's writings of her life. It notes that Mrs. Rudd wrote the first version of her life, her “Case”, just after her arrest in February. It adds that after the brothers' trial and her remand to Newgate she wrote another version, published this time as a pamphlet, “Facts”. It observes that a number of themes appeared repeatedly in her publications noting that the most prominent among the themes was the discussion she offered of her “two families”. It describes the two families where one family consisted of the aristocratic connections she claimed for herself, which played the largest role in constituting her own identity; the other was the family she had created with Daniel and their three children including the other Perreaus.

Keywords:   Mrs. Rudd's writings, Case, Newgate, Facts, aristocratic connections, Daniel, Perreaus

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