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Margaret Veley's writing ranged from short and long fiction to poetry. During the 1870s and 1880s she published short stories for magazines, three novels, and a two-volume collection of stories. After her early death a volume of her poetry was issued. Although earlier works included elements of romance and humour, her later works were deemed melancholy and depressing, a tone which was ascribed to the premature deaths of her father and two sisters. Bibliographic Citation link.
12 May 1843 MV was born at Braintree in Essex, the second in a family of four daughters. Bibliographic Citation link.
September 1877-December 1878 MV's first novel, 'For Percival', whose theme is womanly self-sacrifice, appeared serially in the Cornhill Magazine; it was published in three volumes in the latter year. Bibliographic Citation link.
7 December 1887 MV died in her early forties after a short illness "caused by a chill and ending in an affection of the throat." Bibliographic Citation link.
1888 The year following her death, MV's only poetry collection was published (selected by Leslie Stephen, and with his preface), as A Marriage of Shadows. Bibliographic Citation link.
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