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A Database of Victorian Fiction, 1837–1901

A Database of Victorian Fiction, 1837–1901

Author: BTAO "Anonyma"

Author: BTAO "Anonyma" (birth and death dates unknown)

Biography: Pseudonym for the author of a set of licentious books in the 1860s. Variously identified with E. L. Blanchard, William Stephens Hayward, or Bracebridge Hemyng.

References: Sutherland (Anonyma)

Fiction Titles:

  1. Anonyma: or, Fair but Frail. A Romance of West-End Life, Manners, and "Captivating" People.  1 vol.  London: George Vickers, 1863.
  2. "Left her Home": A Tale of Female Life and Adventure.  1 vol.  London: George Vickers, 1864.
  3. Skittles: A Biography of a Fascinating Woman.  1 vol.  London: George Vickers, 1864.
  4. Love Frolics of a Young Scamp.  1 vol.  London: George Vickers, 1864.
  5. Skittles in Paris: A Biography of a "Fascinating Woman".  1 vol.  London: George Vickers, 1865.
  6. Formosa: The Life of a Beautiful Woman.  1 vol.  London: E. Griffiths, 1869.
  7. Mabel Gray: or, Cast on the Tide.  1 vol.  London: F. W. Garnham, 1869.