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A Database of Victorian Fiction, 1837–1901

A Database of Victorian Fiction, 1837–1901

Author: Nellie K. Blissett

Author: Nellie K. Blissett (1876–1948)

Biography: Nellie Katharine Blissett was born in 1876 in Wokingham, the daughter of commissary Henry Frederick Blissett and Ellen Maria Wheeler. Her father worked for the African Commissariat before retiring in 1882 when the family moved to the Isle of Wight. Not much is known of her early life, but in the 1890s she began writing fiction and contributing to magazines. Though her fiction was well-recieved by the critics, she never appears to have gained any lasting success. She died in 1948.

References: British Census (1891, 1901); Kemp; Who's Who (1905)

Fiction Titles:

  1. The Wisdom of the Simple.  1 vol.  London: A. D. Innes, 1896.
  2. The Concert-Director.  1 vol.  London: Macmillan, 1898.
  3. Brass: A Novel.  1 vol.  London: Hutchinson, 1899.
  4. The Most Famous Loba: A Romance.  1 vol.  Edinburgh: Blackwood, 1901.
  5. The Sea hath its Pearls: A Phantasy.  1 vol.  London: Hutchinson, 1901.