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Felicia Skene published in a wide variety of genres, including devotional works and religious memoirs, novels, and poetry. She wrote regularly for periodicals. She was a well-known philanthropist and published many of her works to raise money for her favourite charities. Her most significant work is Hidden Depths, 1866, a realist novel about prostitution. Bibliographic Citation link.
23 May 1821 FS was born at Aix-en-Provence in Southern France, the youngest in her family of seven surviving children. Bibliographic Citation link.
1843 After five years living in Greece, FS published her first work, a collection of poems entitled The Isles of Greece, and Other Poems as 'Felicia Mary Frances Skene'. Bibliographic Citation link.  scholarly note link.
By 17 February 1866 FS anonymously published at Edinburgh her most important work, Hidden Depths, a realist novel about prostitution in Oxford. Bibliographic Citation link.
6 October 1899 FS died at 3 St Michael Street, Oxford, of bronchitis, aged seventy-eight. Bibliographic Citation link.
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