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A Database of Victorian Fiction, 1837–1901

A Database of Victorian Fiction, 1837–1901

Author: Beatrice Marshall

Author: Beatrice Marshall (1861–1944)

Biography: Emma Beatrice Marshall was born in 1861 in Wells, Somerset, the daughter of Hugh Marshall and novelist Emma Marshall. The family moved several times during her life and lived in Wells, Exeter, and Bristol. Following her mother's lead, Marshall wrote fiction aimed at young adults beginning with Dolly's Charge (1880) under the pen name "Beatrice Marshall" (presumably to differentiate herself from her mother). Eventually, Marshall specialized in the same sort of historical fiction, though she never attained the prolificacy of her mother. When her mother died in 1899, Marshall completed her last works and wrote a memoir about her. In addition, she translated and contributed to the periodical press. Her younger sister Christopher Marie St. John was also an author. She never married and died in 1944.

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References: British Census (1871, 1881, 1891); DNB (Emma Marshall); Wellesley

Fiction Titles:

  1. Dolly's Charge.  1 vol.  London: James Nisbet, 1880.
  2. Fan's Brother: or, An Old Head on Young Shoulders.  1 vol.  London: James Nisbet, 1881.
  3. Nancy's Nephew: or, Mike's First Campaign.  1 vol.  London: Frederick Warne, 1886.
  4. Sam's Mission: A Story of Jubilee Year.  1 vol.  London: James Nisbet, 1892.
  5. Old Blackfriars: A Story of the Days of Sir. A. Van Dyck.  1 vol.  London: Seeley, 1901.