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A Database of Victorian Fiction, 1837–1901

A Database of Victorian Fiction, 1837–1901

Author: Blanche Eaton Back

Author: Blanche Eaton Back (1857–1939)

Alternate Name(s): Duncan (maiden name); Derek Vane (pseudonym)

Biography: Blanche Eaton Back was born in 1857 in Norwood, the daughter of merchant clerk John Duncan and his wife Ann (née Boulton). She married between 1881 and 1891, but it cannot be traced. In any case, it was short-lived as she was a widow by 1891. Shortly thereafter, Back began writing, publishing her fiction under the pseudonym "Derek Vane." As a widow, she moved to Hove and continued her writing career. She died there on 15 November 1939.

References: British Census (1881, 1891, 1901; 1911); Probate

Fiction Titles:

  1. The Sin and the Woman: A Study from Life.  1 vol.  London: Remington, 1893.
  2. Estranged: or, Love Unquenchable.  1 vol.  London: Aldine Publishing Co., 1894.
  3. The Spell of Delilah: A Novel.  1 vol.  London: Aldine Publishing Co., 1895.
  4. Verner Galbraith's Wife.  1 vol.  London: Aldine Publishing Co., 1895.
  5. The Three Daughters of Night.  1 vol.  London: Hutchinson, 1897.
  6. The Mystery of the Moat House.  1 vol.  Bristol: Cosmopolitan Printing and Publishing Co., 1901.