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A Database of Victorian Fiction, 1837–1901

A Database of Victorian Fiction, 1837–1901

Author: Lina Howe

Author: Lina Howe (1835–1893)

Alternate Name(s): Hartopp (married name)

Biography: Lina Howe was born in 1835 in London, the daughter of Thomas Howe. At the age of twenty years, she published her only novel, Oakleigh Mascott (1855). On 30 June 1861, she married army officer William Wrey Hartopp. The couple had three children. Her husband died in 1874 and afterwards she lived in Hampshire and Leistershire. She died on 24 July 1893 in Melton Mowbray.

References: British Census (1841, 1851, 1881, 1891); Burke; Probate

Fiction Titles:

  1. Oakleigh Mascott: A Novel.  2 vol.  London: Hurst and Blackett, 1855.