Susannah Gunning

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Susannah Gunning, née Minifie (c. 1740 – 28 August 1800 London) was a British novelist.[1]

She was daughter of Reverend Dr. James Minifie. Her sister was Margaret Minifie. On 8 August 1768, she married Captain John Gunning of the 65th Regiment of Foot, who distinguished himself at the Battle of Bunker Hill; they had a daughter Elizabeth Gunning, who was a novelist.[2]

She wrote epistolary novels.[3]


  • Barford Abbey (a Novel), 1767;[4] Garland Pub., 1975, ISBN 978-0-8240-1182-6; Lightning Source Inc, 2006, ISBN 978-1-4280-1672-9
  • The cottage: a novel , H. Saunders, J. Potts, W. Sleater, 1775
  • Susannah Gunning, M. Minifie (Miss.) The Count of Poland, J. and R. Byrn for Messieurs Price, Whitestone, 1780
  • Coombe wood. 1783.
  • Anecdotes of the Delborough Family: a Novel, 2nd ed; London: Lane, 1792
  • Memoirs of Mary: a Novel, 3rd ed; London: Bell, 1794
  • Lord Fitzhenry, 1794
  • Fashionable Involvements: a Novel, 3rd ed; London: Longman and Rees, 1800
  • The Heir Apparent: a Novel , London: Ridgeway & Symonds, 1794; Elizabeth Plunkett, ed. (1802). The heir apparent.
  • Love at First Sight: a Novel, London: Lowndes, 1797


  1. ^ Literary Encyclopedia: Susannah Gunning. (17 July 2001). Retrieved on 10 August 2011.
  2. ^ Gunning Family Overview. Retrieved on 10 August 2011.
  3. ^ Katherine Sobba Green (1991). The courtship novel, 1740–1820: a feminized genre. University Press of Kentucky. ISBN 978-0-8131-1736-2.
  4. ^ Tobias George Smollett (1767). "Barford Abbey". The Critical review, or, Annals of literature. 24. W. Simpkin and R. Marshall.

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