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A Database of Victorian Fiction, 1837–1901

A Database of Victorian Fiction, 1837–1901

Author: Harriet D'Oyley Howe

Author: Harriet D'Oyley Howe (1816–1861)

Biography: Harriet D'Oyley Howe was born on 8 August 1816 in Bristol, the daugher of John Howe. Her early life cannot be traced. In 1851, she lived in a household in Saffron Walden as a governess. Soon after she turned to fiction producing several novels and other works. She moved to Hastings for her health and died there on 6 December 1861 at the Home for Invalid Ladies.

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References: British Census (1841, 1851); Probate; Western Daily Press (10 December 1861)

Fiction Titles:

  1. Clara Eversham: or, The Life of a School Girl. A Narrative founded upon Fact.  1 vol.  London: J. and D. A. Darling, 1851.
  2. The Old Missionary Box and Its Owners.  1 vol.  London: Wertheim and Macintosh, 1852.
  3. Katherine Woodrington: or, Talents Neglected.  1 vol.  London: Wertheim and Macintosh, 1856.
  4. Something to Amuse You: A Book for the Young.  1 vol.  London: William Macintosh, 1861.