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Elizabeth Charles wrote novels, poems, and hymns, as well as books on historical and religious subjects. Her entire oeuvre is a testament to her vigorous evangelical convictions; her fiction typically marries religious didacticism with a spirited and readable style, compelling female narrators, and allusions ranging from chemistry to classical literature and aesthetic theory. Elizabeth Charles published at least fifty titles during her career in the latter half of the nineteenth century, sixteen with the Society for Promoting Christian Knowledge. Her novels went through many editions, and she was widely read in the US.
2 January 1828 EC was born Elizabeth Rundle at a house named the Bank, at Tavistock in Devon. Bibliographic Citation link.
Late 1863 EC, as 'the author of The Voice of Christian Life in Song', published her best-known book, Chronicles of the Schönberg-Cotta Family, with a date of 1864. Bibliographic Citation link.
1885-1896 During her last decade or so, EC published no fewer than sixteen religious works with the Society for Promoting Christian Knowledge. Bibliographic Citation link.
28 March 1896 EC died suddenly at Combe Edge in Hampstead. Bibliographic Citation link.
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