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A Database of Victorian Fiction, 1837–1901

A Database of Victorian Fiction, 1837–1901

Author: Henrietta May Poynter

Author: Henrietta May Poynter (1851–1932)

Biography: Henrietta May Poynter was born in 1851 in London, the daughter of architect Ambrose Poynter and his second wife Louisa Noble. Her siblings included translator Clara Bell (1834–1927), painter Sir Edward John Poynter (1836–1919), and author Eleanor Frances Poynter. The family enjoyed a large circle of artistic and literary figures. Poynter wrote a few novels in the 1890s for S.P.C.K. In addition, she translated a few French works including Robert de la Sizeranne's English Contemporary Art (1898). She never married and died in 1932 in Oxford her long-time home.

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References: DNB (Clara Bell, Ambrose Poynter, Sir Edward John Poynter)

Fiction Titles:

  1. A Merry Heart.  1 vol.  London: S. P. C. K., 1892.
  2. Scarlet Town: A Conceit.  1 vol.  London: S. P. C. K., 1893.
  3. Madamscourt: or, The Adventures of a Fugitive Princess.  1 vol.  Edinburgh: Nelson and Sons, 1902.