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A Database of Victorian Fiction, 1837–1901

A Database of Victorian Fiction, 1837–1901

Author: Kate Hope Huntly

Author: Kate Hope Huntly (1852–1928)

Alternate Name(s): Hope (maiden name); Proavia (pseudonym)

Biography: Kate Hope Huntly was born in 1852 in Southsea, the daughter of Sackett Hope and his wife Sarah Dixon Boxer. Under the pseudonym "Proavia," she wrote a novel Through my Spectacles (1878) and followed it with another under her maiden name. In 1883, she married Charles Huntly in Melbourne, which implies some period spent in Australia. By the 1890s, the couple had returned to England where Huntly wrote several more novels and other works, now under her married name. She died on 22 January 1928 in Kensington.

References: British Census (1891); Probate

Fiction Titles:

  1. Through my Spectacles.  3 vol.  London: Sampson Low, 1878.
  2. Plot of the Present Day.  3 vol.  London: Sampson Low, 1880.
  3. Wedlock, and its Skeleton Key.  2 vol.  London: Sampson Low, 1891.
  4. Fair Monaco: Guilty or not Guilty?.  1 vol.  York: John Sampson, 1891.
  5. Our Code of Honour: A Romance of the Frontier War.  1 vol.  London: Sampson Low, 1899.