Anna Laetitia Aikin  

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Train wreck at Montparnasse (October 22, 1895) by Studio Lévy and Sons.
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Train wreck at Montparnasse (October 22, 1895) by Studio Lévy and Sons.

Anna Laetitia Barbauld (née Aikin) (June 20, 1743March 9, 1825) was a prominent eighteenth-century British poet, essayist, and children's author. She is the author of two essays on the gothic: "On the Pleasure Derived from Objects of Terror" (1773) and "An Inquiry into those Kinds of Distress which Excite Agreeable Sensations" (1773).



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