Isabella Neil Harwood

Standard Name: Harwood, Isabella Neil
Indexed Name: Isabella Harwood
Indexed Name: Miss I. H.
Pseudonym: Ross Neil
Isabella Neil Harwood is now virtually unknown as an author, despite the popularity of some of her sensation novels and plays. Her career began in 1864 when she published the novel Abbot's Cleve or, Can it be Proved? Her four later novels did not name her but referred to her only as the author of previous works. The two most successful were Raymond's Heroine, 1867, and Kathleen, 1868. She kept her fiction completely separate from her fourteen poetical dramas (many of them historical), published under the pseudonym Ross Neil. While several of these published plays were praised, very few were produced, and none except perhaps Elfinella, or, Home from Fairyland enjoyed popular stage success.


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Fictionalization Lady Rachel Russell
LRR seems to have set a low value on her personal, religious writings. To a relation who apparently hoped to read them, she wrote, Pray, my Lord, be not in care about my writings. Indeed...


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Harwood, Isabella Neil. Abbot’s Cleve or, Can it be Proved?. Tinsley Brothers, 1864.
Harwood, Isabella Neil. Andrea the Painter; Claudia’s Choice; Orestes; Pandora. Ellis and White, 1883.
Harwood, Isabella Neil. Arabella Stuart; The Heir of Linne; Tasso. Ellis and White, 1879.
Harwood, Isabella Neil. Carleton Grange. No. 3 vols., Tinsley Brothers, 1866.
Harwood, Isabella Neil. Eglantine.
Harwood, Isabella Neil. Elfinella, or, Home from Fairyland; Lord and Lady Russell. Ellis and White, 1876.
Harwood, Isabella Neil. Kathleen. Hurst and Blackett, 1868.
Harwood, Isabella Neil. Lady Jane Grey; Inez, or, The Bride of Portugal. Ellis and Green, 1871.
Harwood, Isabella Neil. Plays. Ellis and White, 1874.
Harwood, Isabella Neil. Raymond’s Heroine. Harper & Brothers, 1867.
Harwood, Isabella Neil. The Heir Expectant. Hurst and Blackett, 1870.