Small image of a man handing a book to a women across a counter.

At the Circulating Library

A Database of Victorian Fiction, 1837–1901

A Database of Victorian Fiction, 1837–1901

Author: Annette Thomasina Lyster

Author: Annette Thomasina Lyster (1831–1908)

Biography: Annette Thomasina Lyster was born in 1831, the dauther of Rear-Admiral Henry Lyster (1799–1864) and Eliza Hatton (died 1855), the second daughter of General John Hatton. Her father's family came from Wexford, Ireland. She never married and wrote to support herself after her father's death. Besides a few triple-deckers, Lyster wrote dozens of titles for the S.P.C.K.. She died in 1908 in Dublin.

References: H.L.L. Denny, Memorials of an Ancient House (1913); Harry Furniss, Some Victorian Women (John Lane, 1923)

Fiction Titles:

  1. Riding Out the Gale.  3 vol.  London: Samuel Tinsley, 1877.
  2. Doctor L'Estrange: A Novel.  3 vol.  London: Tinsley Brothers, 1882.
  3. Another Such Victory: A Novel.  3 vol.  Edinburgh: Blackwood, 1889.