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A Database of Victorian Fiction, 1837–1901

A Database of Victorian Fiction, 1837–1901

Author: Grace Elizabeth Wyatt

Author: Grace Elizabeth Wyatt (1855–1940)

Alternate Name(s): G. E. Wyatt (familiar name)

Biography: Grace Elizabeth Wyatt was born in 1855 in Long Newnton, Gloucestershire, the daughter of clergyman and author Henry Herbert Wyatt. Her father held posts in Brighton, Bolney, and Conington. Beginning in the 1880s, she wrote fiction for young adults, most boys' school stories, under her initials. By the twentieth century, she lived in the London area with one or more siblings. She died on 10 November 1940 in Hindhead. Note: local newspaper gossip identify the author.

References: British Census (1861, 1911); Mid-Sussex Times (8 December 1885); Probate

Fiction Titles:

  1. Willie's Victory: A Story of Village Life.  1 vol.  London: Griffith and Farran, 1886.
  2. Archie Digby: or, An Eton Boy's Holidays.  1 vol.  Edinburgh: Nelson and Sons, 1886.
  3. The Pink Sash: A Story of Little Girls.  1 vol.  Edinburgh: Nelson and Sons, 1886.
  4. Johnnie Venture: A Story of an Exciting Journey.  1 vol.  Edinburgh: Nelson and Sons, 1887.
  5. Lionel Harcourt, the Etonian: or, "Like other Fellows".  1 vol.  Edinburgh: Nelson and Sons, 1889.
  6. Follow the Right: A Tale for Boys.  1 vol.  Edinburgh: Nelson and Sons, 1890.