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A Database of Victorian Fiction, 1837–1901

A Database of Victorian Fiction, 1837–1901

Author: Caroline Frances Ricketts

Author: Caroline Frances Ricketts (1813–1880)

Alternate Name(s): C. F. R. (pseudonym); Lukin (maiden name)

Biography: Caroline Frances Ricketts was born in 1813 in Surrey, the daughter of Robert Lukin and his wife Caroline (née Halifax). In 1840, she married clergyman William Fell Ricketts, the rector of Kibworth. The marriage was short-lived due to his death in 1844. Beginning in the 1850s, Ricketts wrote four well-received novels. She never remarried and died on 28 January 1880 in Putney.

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References: British Census (1851, 1861); Burke; Gentleman's Magazine (11 April 1844); Leicester Chronicle (31 January 1880); Probate

Fiction Titles:

  1. Trials: or, Life's Lessons. A Series of Domestic Tales.  1 vol.  London: Ward, Lock, 1855.
  2. Under the Lime Trees.  1 vol.  London: L. Booth, 1857.
  3. Colonel Repton's Daughters: A Tale of Everyday Life.  1 vol.  London: L. Booth, 1860.
  4. The Crawfords: A Tale.  1 vol.  London: L. Booth, 1862.