Margaret Veley entry: Overview screen.
12 May 1843
MV was born at Braintree
, the second in a family of four daughters.
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.
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."
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