Florence Marryat

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FM , who published about eighty books during the later nineteenth century, was primarily a novelist (known for fiction that plays about the borders of the supernatural, in spiritualist and vampire novels) and also a playwright and travel writer.
Black and white, head-and-shoulders photograph of Florence Marryat. She is wearing a dark velvet dress with a square lace collar. Her hair is worn in a bun; earrings dangle from her ears, and a necklace is tied tightly around her neck with a black ribbon. She holds a fan against her chest. Her name appears below in capitals in the form "Miss Florence Marryatt".
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Milestones

9 July 1837
FM was born at Brighton in Sussex; she was the sixth daughter and the eleventh and youngest child in her family.
Some sources give her year of birth as 1838. She admitted to having lied about her age.
Neisius, Jean Gano. Acting the Role of Romance: Text and Subtext in the Work of Florence Marryat. Texas Christian University.
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Neisius, Jean Gano. Acting the Role of Romance: Text and Subtext in the Work of Florence Marryat. Texas Christian University.
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By 11 February 1865
FM published her first novel, Love's Conflict.
Temper, A Tale, 1854, is by her sister Emilia, later Norris .
British Library Catalogue.
Athenæum. J. Lection.
1946 (1865): 196
By 11 March 1871
Her Lord and Master, one of FM 's best-known novels, was published under both her names: Florence Marryat (Mrs. Ross Church).
Athenæum. J. Lection.
2263 (1871): 301
1891
FM published There Is No Death, a book about her experiences with spiritualism and its practitioners.
British Library Catalogue.
27 October 1899
FM died at St John's Wood in London.
Matthew, Henry Colin Gray, Brian Harrison, and Lawrence Goldman, editors. Oxford Dictionary of National Biography.

Biography

Birth and Family

9 July 1837
FM was born at Brighton in Sussex; she was the sixth daughter and the eleventh and youngest child in her family.
Some sources give her year of birth as 1838. She admitted to having lied about her age.
Neisius, Jean Gano. Acting the Role of Romance: Text and Subtext in the Work of Florence Marryat. Texas Christian University.
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Neisius, Jean Gano. Acting the Role of Romance: Text and Subtext in the Work of Florence Marryat. Texas Christian University.
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