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A Database of Victorian Fiction, 1837–1901

A Database of Victorian Fiction, 1837–1901

Author: Mary Mudie

Author: Mary Mudie (1848–1937)

Biography: Mary Mudie was born in 1848 in London, the eldest daughter of the librarian Charles Edward Mudie. In her twenties, she wrote a novel St. Michael's Priory (1871) which received lukewarm reviews. The publication of this novel may have presented an interesting challenge for both her father and her publisher. Besides a memoir of her brother, it appears she gave up writing. She never married and lived a long life before dying in 1937.

References: British Census (1881, 1901); Times (31 December 1937)

Fiction Titles:

  1. St. Michael's Priory: A Novel.  2 vol.  London: Chapman and Hall, 1871.