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A Database of Victorian Fiction, 1837–1901

A Database of Victorian Fiction, 1837–1901

Author: Mary Kirby

Author: Mary Kirby (1817–1893)

Alternate Name(s): Gregg (married name); M. E. K. (pseudonym)

Biography: Writer on natural history. With her sister Elizabeth Kirby (1823–1873), she wrote numerous novels serialized in the Family Herald (as "M. E. K.") and the Quiver. She wrote a memoir Leaflets from my Life (1888). See entry in DNB. Note: Several works by this author and her sister are wrongly attributed to Isa Craig-Knox.

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References: DNB; Mary Kirby, Leaflets from my Life: A Narrative Autobiography (1888)

Fiction Titles:

  1. The Discontented Children, and How They were Cured.  1 vol.  London: Griffith and Farran, 1855.
  2. Julia Maitland: or, Pride Goes Before a Fall.  1 vol.  London: Griffith and Farran, 1857.
  3. The Bundle of Sticks: or, Love and Hate.  1 vol.  London: Routledge, 1858.
  4. Truth is Always Best: or, "A Fault Confessed is Half Redressed".  1 vol.  Edinburgh: Nelson and Sons, 1858.
  5. Rose-Coloured Spectacles: A Novel.  1 vol.  London: James Blackwood, 1859.
  6. Lucy Neville, and her School-Fellows.  1 vol.  London: James Blackwood, 1860.
  7. Aunt Dorothy's Story Book for a Good Child, a Naughty Child, and a "Meddlesome Matty".  1 vol.  London: James Blackwood, 1862.
  8. Aunt Martha's Corner Cupboard: A Story for Little Boys and Girls.  1 vol.  Edinburgh: Nelson and Sons, 1875.
  9. The Half-Sisters.  1 vol.  London: Cassell, 1880.
  10. Deepdale Vicarage.  1 vol.  London: Cassell, 1881.
  11. In Duty Bound.  1 vol.  London: Cassell, 1881.
  12. Hold Fast by your Sundays.  1 vol.  London: Home Words Publishing Office, 1882.