Anna Mostowska (2255 words)

Agnieszka Łowczanin (University of Lodz)
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Anna Barbara Olimpia Mostowska née Radziwiłł (Przeździecka by her first marriage) (c.1762–c.1811) was the first female writer of ghost stories in Polish and the first female professional writer to receive royalties for her work.

Many of the facts concerning Mostowska’s life are speculative; even the exact dates of her birth and death remain uncertain. She was born most probably in Nieśwież (Nesvizh), then part of the Polish-Lithuanian Commonwealth (now Belarus), into a lesser line of one of the most prominent aristocratic families in Lithuania, the Radziwiłłs. In 1778, at the age of sixteen, she married August Dominik Przeździecki (1760–1782) and settled on his family property in Zasław (…

Citation: Łowczanin, Agnieszka. "Anna Mostowska". The Literary Encyclopedia. First published 18 October 2021 [, accessed 02 December 2022.]

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