Author:Hugh Kelly

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Hugh Kelly

Irish writer, poet and playwright



  • Thespis; or, a Critical Examination into the Merits of all the principal Performers belonging to Drury Lane Theatre (1766)


  • False Delicacy (1768)
  • A Word to the Wise (1770)
  • Clementina (1771)
  • The School for Wives (1774)
  • The Romance of an Hour (1774), based on "L'Amitié à l'Epreuve" by Jean François Marmontel
  • The Man of Reason (1776)


  • Memoirs of a Magdalen, or the History of Louisa Mildmay (1767), in 2 vols.

Collected works[edit]

  • The Works of Hugh Kelly to which is prefixed the Life of the Author (by Edward Thompson) (1778)

Works about Kelly[edit]

Some or all works by this author were published before January 1, 1928, and are in the public domain worldwide because the author died at least 100 years ago. Translations or editions published later may be copyrighted. Posthumous works may be copyrighted based on how long they have been published in certain countries and areas.