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A Database of Victorian Fiction, 1837–1901

A Database of Victorian Fiction, 1837–1901

Author: Lisbeth Gooch Séguin

Author: Lisbeth Gooch Séguin (1841–1890)

Alternate Name(s): Strahan (married name)

Biography: Lisbeth Gooch Séguin was born on 8 September 1841 in London, the daughter of music professor William Henry Séguin and his wife singing professor Mary Wheatley (née Gooch). She traveled widely in her youth, eventually writing several travel books. In 1879, she married the Scottish publisher Alexander Strahan and the couple had one child. She continued writing, including fiction, under her maiden name some of which was published by her husband's company. She died on 7 August 1890 in Richmond-upon-Thames.

References: British Census (1861, 1881); Gentlewoman (16 August 1890); Probate

Fiction Titles:

  1. Little Nineteenth-Century Child and Other Stories.  1 vol.  London: William Mullan & Son, 1878.
  2. Mr. Caroli: An Autobiography.  3 vol.  London: Sampson Low, 1881.
  3. The Algerian Slave: A Novel.  1 vol.  London: W. Bartholomew, 1888.