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A Database of Victorian Fiction, 1837–1901

A Database of Victorian Fiction, 1837–1901

Author: Mary Ann Wackerbarth

Author: Mary Ann Wackerbarth (1852–1927)

Biography: Mary Anne Wackerbarth was born in 1852 in Upton, Essex, the daughter of William Kemble Wackerbarth, a ship broker. As a teenager, she wrote two novels. The first, Looking Back (1879), was called "clever" by one reviewer, but the second, Twixt Friend and Foe (1880), did not live up to the promise of the first. Thereafter, she stopped writing. Wackerbarth lived alone in London and died unmarried in 1927.

References: British Census (1861, 1891, 1901, 1911); Probate

Fiction Titles:

  1. Looking Back: A Novel.  1 vol.  London: Remington, 1879.
  2. Twixt Friend and Foe: A Novel.  2 vol.  London: Remington, 1880.