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A Database of Victorian Fiction, 1837–1901

A Database of Victorian Fiction, 1837–1901

Author: Lady Charlotte Maria Pepys

Author: Lady Charlotte Maria Pepys (1822–1889)

Biography: Lady Charlotte Maria Pepys was born in 1822, the eldest daughter of the Lord High Chancellor Charles Christopher Pepys (1781–1851), 1st Earl of Cottenham, and Caroline Elizabeth Baker (died 1868). In mid-century, she turned to literature writing four novels, some religious poetry, and a travel book A Journey on a Plank from Kiev to Eaux-Bonnes (1860). At least one of her novels, Domestic Sketches in Russia (1861), draws on her travels. She never married and died in 1889 at sea.

References: Burke; DNB (Charles Christopher Pepys); Times (23 July 1889)

Fiction Titles:

  1. Lady Avice: A Story of the Day.  2 vol.  London: Bentley, 1851.
  2. The Diary and Houres of the Ladye Adolie, A Faythfulle Childe.  1 vol.  London: Addey, 1853.
  3. Female Influence.  2 vol.  London: Hurst and Blackett, 1859.
  4. Domestic Sketches in Russia.  2 vol.  London: Hurst and Blackett, 1861.