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A Database of Victorian Fiction, 1837–1901

A Database of Victorian Fiction, 1837–1901

Author: Evangeline Frances Smith

Author: Evangeline Frances Smith (1853–1945)

Biography: Evangeline Frances Smith was born 27 February 1853 in Dorchester, the daughter of the Rev. Reginald Southwell Smith and his wife Emily Genevieve (née Simpson). Based on the censuses, she never left her native Dorset. She wrote two novels, the first In a Vain Shadow (1883) and the second A Bid for a Soul (1924) some forty years later. She never married and died on 14 January 1945 in Dorchester.

References: British Census (1861, 1891); Probate; Western Daily Press (13 September 1945)

Fiction Titles:

  1. In a Vain Shadow: A Novel.  3 vol.  London: Remington, 1883.