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The mysterious Miss Marie Corelli : queen of Victorian bestsellers

Author: Teresa Ransom
Publisher: Stroud : Sutton, 1999.
Edition/Format:   Print book : Biography : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Marie Corelli dined with the Prince of Wales, entertained Sarah Bernhardt and split Stratford into warring factions, but she seems to have invented her own past. The bestselling novelist of her age, she blazed into fame from nothing.
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Genre/Form: Biography
Additional Physical Format: Online version:
Ransom, Teresa.
Mysterious Miss Marie Corelli.
Stroud : Sutton, 1999
(OCoLC)606475957
Named Person: Marie Corelli; Marie Corelli; Marie Corelli
Material Type: Biography
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Teresa Ransom
ISBN: 0750915706 9780750915700
OCLC Number: 40839639
Notes: Includes index.
Description: vii, 247 pages : illustrations, portraits ; 24 cm
Contents: Introduction - the enigma of Marie Corelli; Minnie Mackay; the little lady; "the new George Sand"; royal patronage; queen of the bestsellers; "a fairy stirring up the world"; the battle for Henley Street; bitter consequences; the cold courts of fame; infatuation; lonely woman; Bertha's legacy. Appendix: the mystery of Marie Corelli's birth.
Responsibility: Teresa Ransom.

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This new biography of Victorian novelist Marie Corelli considers her as a phenomenon, setting this in the context of the times, how she blazed into fame from nothing, became the best-selling novelist  Read more...

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