Porter, Jane, 1776–1850, Scottish novelist. Her historical novels, particularly Thaddeus of Warsaw (4 vol., 1803) and Scottish Chiefs (5 vol., 1810), were exceptionally popular in their day. Anna Maria Porter, 1780–1832, her sister, wrote The Hungarian Brothers (3 vol., 1807) and other novels.
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