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A Database of Victorian Fiction, 1837–1901

A Database of Victorian Fiction, 1837–1901

Author: Marianne Helen Lumsden

Author: Marianne Helen Lumsden (1851–1941)

Biography: Marianne Helen Lumsden was born in 1851 in India, the daughter of Capt. John Tower Lumsden and Eliza Watson. Her father died in 1857 in the attack on Lucknow. Lumsden mother returned to England settling in Portsea. She wrote two novels: Lillian's Child (1876) about ophans of a railway accident and Won, but Lost! (1879) based on a bigamy plot. She never married. She died in 1941 in Southsea.

References: British Census (1871, 1881, 1891, 1901, 1911); Times (12 February 1941)

Fiction Titles:

  1. Lillian's Child: A Novel.  3 vol.  London: Sampson Low, 1876.
  2. Won, but Lost!: or, The Mine Sprung at Wizard's Point.  2 vol.  London: Kerby and Endean, 1879.