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Sophie Veitch, a Scotswoman who lived the early part of her life abroad, was a varied and prolific author. Between the 1860s and 1890s she produced ten novels, a travel book, many journal articles (including a short story and literary reviews), and two translations. She is best known for her sensation novels, which focus on hidden madness and extramarital desires, and are remarkable for their unusual perspective on female passion as essential. Her works, although out of print, are nevertheless witty and engaging, and offer an interesting variation on better-known sensation novels.
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1837 or later SV was born. Since Veitch was younger than her sister, 1837 is the earliest year for her birth, but it may have happened at any date up to several years later. Bibliographic Citation link.
By 20 June 1868 SV's first published work appeared. She provided text for the handsomely produced travel book Views in Central Abyssinia, which contained illustrations done by German artist T. E. between 1853 and 1854. Bibliographic Citation link.
By 29 December 1888 SV's most famous work, the sensation novel The Dean's Daughter, appeared in print. Bibliographic Citation link.
By 23 November 1895 SV's final novel (and final publication) appeared, entitled A Modern Crusader. Bibliographic Citation link.
Between 1921 and 1937 SV is thought to have died some time between these years, after a long period during which nothing about her is known. Bibliographic Citation link.
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