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A Database of Victorian Fiction, 1837–1901

A Database of Victorian Fiction, 1837–1901

Author: Susan Selby Coppard

Author: Susan Selby Coppard (1801–1888)

Biography: Susan Selby Coppard was born in 1801 in Crowhurst, Sussex, the daughter of John Coppard and his wife Susannah. In mid-life, she turned to writing, especially religious-themed books for the young. Despite her efforts, she was compelled to apply to the Royal Literary Fund for support but was turned down. She never married and died in 1888 in Steyning.

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References: British Census (1851, 1861, 1871, 1881); RLF (case number 1742)

Fiction Titles:

  1. Jessie Barton: or, "Not at Home".  1 vol.  London: R. T. S., 1845.
  2. Hadassah: or, The Adopted Child.  1 vol.  London: R. T. S., 1847.
  3. Principle: A Tale.  1 vol.  London: James Nisbet, 1849.
  4. The Right and Wrong Way: or, The History of Mary Coleman and Jenny Green.  1 vol.  : [None], 1850.
  5. Katherine Douglas: or, Principle Developed.  1 vol.  London: Simpkin, 1860.
  6. The Adopted Child: A Story Illustrative of the Spirit of Adoption.  1 vol.  London: Seeley, 1862.