By late April 1884
EL's third novel, We Two
, went further than Donovan
in treating both politics and religion (and implicitly the controversial career of Charles Bradlaugh
). It was "enormously successful": the breakthrough in her career.
EL produced a novel which, unusually for an English author, anatomises the injustices of English rule in Ireland
EL published The Burges Letters: A Record of Child Life in the Sixties
, an autobiography of her early years designed for child readers (with illustrations on the cover and inside).
8 February 1903
EL died at her home in College Road
, of malaria picked up first in Italy about five years earlier.