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A Database of Victorian Fiction, 1837–1901

A Database of Victorian Fiction, 1837–1901

Author: Louisa Caroline Silke

Author: Louisa Caroline Silke (1841–1914)

Biography: Louisa Carolina Silke was born in 1841 in Bristol. Her parentage cannot be traced. She and her sister attended school in Bristol before she worked as a teacher herself. In the 1870s, she became an author, writing mainly for Cassell and the R. T. S. Silke moved to Sussex then ultimately Kent. She never married and died suddenly of heart failure on 10 October 1914 in Tunbridge Wells.

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References: British Census (1851, 1881, 1891, 1911); Kent and Sussex Courier (16 October 1914); Probate

Fiction Titles:

  1. Dick's Strength, and How He Gained It.  1 vol.  London: R. T. S., 1873.
  2. Heart Service: or, St. Hilary's Workmen's Home..  1 vol.  London: R. T. S., 1876.
  3. Surly Bob.  1 vol.  London: Cassell, 1881.
  4. Shag and Doll, and Other Stories.  1 vol.  London: Cassell, 1881.
  5. Bravely Borne: or, Archie's Cross.  1 vol.  London: R. T. S., 1882.
  6. Little Queen Mab.  1 vol.  London: Cassell, 1883.
  7. Nora's Stronghold.  1 vol.  London: R. T. S., 1884.
  8. Turning Points: or, Two Years in Maud Vernon's Life.  1 vol.  London: R. T. S., 1885.
  9. Two Little Rooks.  1 vol.  London: R. T. S., 1886.
  10. A Hero in the Strife.  1 vol.  London: R. T. S., 1892.
  11. Tried in the Fire.  1 vol.  London: R. T. S., 1893.
  12. Margaret Somerset: An Historical Tale.  1 vol.  London: R. T. S., 1894.
  13. Steadfast and True: A Tale of the Huguenots.  1 vol.  London: R. T. S., 1897.
  14. School Life at Bartram's.  1 vol.  London: R. T. S., 1897.