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A Database of Victorian Fiction, 1837–1901

A Database of Victorian Fiction, 1837–1901

Author: Emily Katharine Bates

Author: Emily Katharine Bates (1846–1922)

Biography: Emily Katharine Bates was born in 1846 in Dover, the youngest child of Rev. John Ellison Bates (1809–1856), the incumbent of Christ Church, Dover, and Ellen-Susan Carleton of Dublin. If her books are any indication, Bates travelled widely: her first novel Egyptian Bonds (1879) depicts a group of English travelers on a Nile voyage and her travel book A Year in the Great Republic (1887) recounts a tour of Canada and the United States. She wrote a few additional novels and a number of works on spiritualism, such as Seen and Unseen (1907). She died in 1922 in Bournemouth.

References: Burke; Times (29 September 1906)

Fiction Titles:

  1. Egyptian Bonds: A Novel.  2 vol.  London: Bentley, 1879.
  2. George Vyvian: A Novel.  2 vol.  London: Hurst and Blackett, 1890.