Felicia Skene

Standard Name: Skene, Felicia
Birth Name: Felicia Mary Frances Skene
Pseudonym: A Seven Years' Resident of Greece
Pseudonym: Francis Scougal
Pseudonym: Erskine Moir
Pseudonym: Oxoniensis
FS published in a wide variety of genres, including devotional works and religious memoirs, novels, and poetry. She wrote regularly for periodicals. She was a well-known philanthropist and published many of her works to raise money for her favourite charities. Her most significant work is Hidden Depths, 1866, a realist novel about prostitution.
Blain, Virginia et al., editors. The Feminist Companion to Literature in English: Women Writers from the Middle Ages to the Present. Yale University Press; Batsford.


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Friends, Associates Frances Power Cobbe
An important early friend of FPC was Harriet St Leger , a bluestocking who dressed in masculine fashion and lived intimately with her friend Dorothy Wilson . FPC and novelist Felicia Skene were lifelong friends...
Intertextuality and Influence Frances Power Cobbe
In 1849 FPC produced a lengthy manuscript titled An Essay on True Religion Being a reply to the question Why are you a Deist? Critic Sally Mitchell compares it to a competent doctoral thesis.
Mitchell, Sally. Frances Power Cobbe: Victorian Feminist, Journalist, Reformer. University of Virginia Press.
Intertextuality and Influence Mary Augusta Ward
The young MAW greatly admired the work of Oxford novelist Felicia Skene , who helped her to her first publication.
Publishing Mary Augusta Ward
The publishing career of Mary Augusta Arnold (later MAW ) began when the Churchman's Companion, edited by Felicia Skene , accepted her work A Westmoreland Story.
Sutherland, John. Mrs. Humphry Ward. Clarendon Press.


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Skene, Felicia. A Memoir of Alexander, Bishop of Brechin. J. Masters, 1876.
Skene, Felicia. A Strange Inheritance. W. Blackwood and Sons, 1886.
Skene, Felicia. Dewdrops. A. R. Mowbray, 1888.
Skene, Felicia. Hidden Depths. Edmonston and Douglas, 1866.
Skene, Felicia. Scenes from a Silent World. W. Blackwood and Sons, 1889.
Skene, Felicia. Scenes from a Silent World; or, Prisons and their Inmates. Cambridge University Press, 2010, http://www.cambridge.org/series/sSeries.asp?code=CLOR.
Skene, Felicia. The Divine Master. J. Masters, 1852.
Skene, Felicia. The Inheritance of Evil. J. Masters, 1849.
Skene, Felicia. The Isles of Greece, and Other Poems. R. Grant; Longman, 1843.
Skene, Felicia. The Lesters. W. H. Allen, 1887.
Skene, Felicia, and Christopher Wordsworth. The Life of Alexander Lycurgus, Archbishop of the Cyclades. Rivingtons, 1877.
Skene, Felicia. The Ministry of Consolation. 1854.
Skene, Felicia. The Shadow of the Holy Week. Masters, 1883.
Skene, Felicia. The Tutor’s Ward. Colburn, 1851, p. 2 vols.
Skene, Felicia. Through the Shadows. Elliot Stock, 1888.
Skene, Felicia. Use and Abuse. Francis and John Rivington, 1849.
Skene, Felicia. Use and Abuse; Hidden Depths. Garland, 1975.
Skene, Felicia. Wayfaring Sketches Among the Greeks and Turks, and on the Shores of the Danube. Chapman and Hall, 1847.