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A Database of Victorian Fiction, 1837–1901

A Database of Victorian Fiction, 1837–1901

Author: Charlotte O'Brien

Author: Charlotte O'Brien (1817–1891)

Alternate Name(s): Patty Charlotte Miles (maiden name)

Biography: Patty Charlotte O'Brien was born in 1817 in London, the daughter of John Miles and his wife Charlotte. In 1846, she married the Irish educator Patrick O'Brien. The couple lived in Brighton where they ran a school. Later they moved to Ventnor on the Isle of Wight. Beginning in the 1850s, O'Brien began writing juvenlie fiction, much but not all of it published under her name. She died on 25 March 1891 in Ventnor. Note: many sources erroneously attribute her books to the similarly named Charlotte Grace O'Brien.

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References: British Census (1861); Gentlewoman (4 April 1891); Probate

Fiction Titles:

  1. Gipsy Jem: or, Willie's Revenge.  1 vol.  London: S. P. C. K., 1861.
  2. Bessie Field: A Cottage Story.  1 vol.  London: S. P. C. K., 1864.
  3. Oliver Dale's Decision.  1 vol.  London: John Morgan, 1864.
  4. Margaret and her Friends.  1 vol.  London: John Morgan, 1864.
  5. The Young Folks of Hazelbrook.  1 vol.  London: R. T. S., 1864.
  6. Basil: or, Honesty and Industry.  1 vol.  London: R. T. S., 1865.
  7. Mother's Warm Shawl: A Tale.  1 vol.  London: John Morgan, 1865.
  8. George Wayland, the Little Medicine Carrier.  1 vol.  London: R. T. S., 1866.
  9. The Peacock Butterfly.  1 vol.  London: R. T. S., 1867.
  10. Ben Holt's Good Name.  1 vol.  London: R. T. S., 1867.
  11. Harry Blake's Trouble.  1 vol.  London: R. T. S., 1868.
  12. Dominick's Trials: An Irish Story.  1 vol.  Edinburgh: Gall & Inglis, 1870.
  13. Little Gipsy Marion: A Tale.  1 vol.  Edinburgh: Gall & Inglis, 1870.
  14. Walter and Frank: or, The Two Paths.  1 vol.  Edinburgh: Gall & Inglis, 1870.
  15. Lizzie Blake: or, Scenes from the Life of a Villiage Maiden.  1 vol.  London: R. T. S., 1872.
  16. Northcliffe Boys.  1 vol.  London: R. T. S., 1880.
  17. Frank Hardy's Choice, and What Came of It.  1 vol.  Edinburgh: Gall & Inglis, 1897.