"Mrs. Carver" was the author of several novels published during the late eighteenth century. The best known work, The Horrors of Oakendale Abbey is a gothic novel written in 1797 and published in the same year in one volume, by the sensationalist Minerva Press. It proved particularly popular with the new travelling libraries of the day. A gothic tale of horror, rather than suspense, it centres on the physical and grotesque, rather than on metaphysical terror. The name Mrs. Carver is questionably, a pseudonym. Several other works have also been attributed to this name, such as The Cavern of Death (1794), Elizabeth (1797), The Legacy (1798), and The Old Woman (1800).