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In the fifty years following 1874 May Crommelin published an average of over a book a year, besides contributions, mostly fictional, to magazines. Most of her books are novels and most of those are romances. Some of her projects (an Islamic heroine in a harem, a woman Master of Foxhounds) sound more subversively feminist than their treatment makes them; her plots and sentiments in general support the status quo. She also diverged into travel writing (a notable success), anthologizing, and a story for children.
30 August 1849 MC was born at Carrowdore Castle near Millisle in County Down. Bibliographic Citation link.
By late October 1896 MC's travel book Over the Andes, from the Argentine to Chile and Peru was published in volume form after serialization through all twelve 1895 issues of Leisure Hour. Bibliographic Citation link.
By April 1924 MC published her final novel, Halfpenny House, for which she returned to Hurst and Blackett, a publisher she had used back in the 1880s. Bibliographic Citation link.
10 August 1930 MC died at the age of seventy-one. Bibliographic Citation link.
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