Elizabeth Mansfield

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Paula Schwartz (died 2003) was an American playwright and novelist. Schwartz was the author of 36 Regency romance novels under the pen name Elizabeth Mansfield and of mainstream fiction under the name Paula Reibel.[1][2]

Schwartz was born in the Bronx neighborhood of New York City. She graduated from Hunter College and earned her M.A. in English from the City University of New York.[1][3]

Schwartz taught drama and English and drama in New York to Washington, D.C. in 1965 where she taught English at Dunbarton College of Holy Cross, Washington, D.C., a women's college. She began to write novels when the College closed in 1973.[1] She lived in Annandale, Virginia.[1][2]

Schwartz's adaptation of Jane Austen's novel Persuasion was staged in Baltimore in 1986 by Theatre Hopkins.[2]


As Paula Reibel[edit]

  • A Morning Moon; a Jewish family saga spanning the years from 1895-1933. (1984, Morrow, ISBN 059516627X)[4]

As Elizabeth Mansfield[edit]

  • Miscalculations; regency romance in which mathematician Jane Douglas reforms and weds aristocraec ne'er-do-well Luke Hammond. (2000, Jove, ISBN 0515128341) [5]


  1. ^ a b c d "Paula Schwartz, 78; Romance Novelist". Washington Post. 25 December 2003. Retrieved 10 August 2017.
  2. ^ a b c Walsh, Winifred (21 June 1986). "Theater on the Lawn". Baltimore Sun. Retrieved 10 August 2017.
  3. ^ "Paula Schwartz, romance novelist". Washington Jewish Week. 1 January 2004. Retrieved 10 August 2017.
  4. ^ "A Morning Moon". Kirkus. 20 November 1984. Retrieved 10 August 2017.
  5. ^ Taylor, Janine (31 July 2000). "Nice Guys Finish First". Guelph Mercury. Retrieved 10 August 2017.

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