Marie Belloc Lowndes

Standard Name: Lowndes, Marie Belloc
Birth Name: Marie Adelaide Elizabeth Renée Julia Belloc
Nickname: Mary
Married Name: Marie Adelaide Elizabeth Renée Julia Lowndes
Indexed Name: Mrs Belloc Lowndes
Pseudonym: Philip Curtin
Pseudonym: Elizabeth Rayner
During a career that spanned nearly fifty years from 1889, MBL published journalism, biography, a guidebook, history for children, novels (mostly romances or thrillers), a book about actual crimes, and four late volumes of autobiography. Her books of crime and detection were her most successful. Her list of titles numbers more than seventy.


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Literary responses E. M. Delafield
Marie Belloc Lowndes , a Roman Catholic, observed in late 1945 that EMD 's early anti-Catholic suffered from a failure of realism, being filled with fantastic imaginary figures of the old Catholic world.
Lowndes, Marie Belloc. Diaries and Letters of Marie Belloc Lowndes, 1911-1947. Editor Marques, Susan Lowndes, Chatto and Windus.
Lowndes, Diaries 267
Literary responses Mary Augusta Ward
Critically, MAW has not fared well since her death, despite her immense popularity in her lifetime and the seriousness with which her contemporaries read her. She was quickly cast as more Victorian than Edwardian...
Literary responses Violet Hunt
Sooner or Later received (perhaps excessively) high praise from a number of VH 's contemporaries. Marie Belloc Lowndes (daughter of Bessie Rayner Parkes ) wrote in The Merry Wives of Westminster, 1946, that it...
Literary responses Patricia Wentworth
The Gazette awarded PW a prize of 250 guineas for her work.
“Dictionary of Literary Biography online”. Gale Databases: Literature Resource Center-LRC.
Marie Belloc Lowndes , reviewing for the Times Literary Supplement, remarked that the Dickens of A Tale of Two Cities had...
Literary responses Catharine Amy Dawson Scott
In one of the many tributes published at the time of her death in 1934, friend and writer Marie Belloc Lowndes (daughter of feminist Bessie Rayner Parkes ) said that CADSwrote certain remarkable novels...
Literary responses Rebecca West
Marie Belloc Lowndes considered this one of the best critical books in the language.
Lowndes, Marie Belloc. Diaries and Letters of Marie Belloc Lowndes, 1911-1947. Editor Marques, Susan Lowndes, Chatto and Windus.
Literary responses Vernon Lee
Marie Belloc Lowndes , who knew VL fairly well, felt out of sympathy with her frightening erudition and off-putting snobbery—but she was indignant at Anatole France 's caricature of Lee in Le lys rouge.
Lowndes, Marie Belloc. Where Love and Friendship Dwelt. Macmillan.
Literary responses Rhoda Broughton
In a lamentable
Lowndes, Marie Belloc. Diaries and Letters of Marie Belloc Lowndes, 1911-1947. Editor Marques, Susan Lowndes, Chatto and Windus.
article on the death of Virginia Woolf , Hugh Walpole accused literary ladies of acting like priestesses engaged in throwing fragrant incense on their own altars. The first name he mentions...
Occupation Lady Cynthia Asquith
She needed the money, since she and her husband (still in France) both had debts. She worked three or four days a week, whatever hours suited her (she was free, for instance, to take school...
Occupation Barbara Leigh Smith Bodichon
At about this time she painted her finest water-colour, a large painting of the plain of Blidah in Algiers, showing honey-coloured sand, sparsely covered with grey olive trees, blue cacti, and alfa [sic]...
Occupation Elizabeth De la Pasture
Marie Belloc Lowndes (who calls her Lady Clifford) writes that EDP spoke interestingly, in October 1925, about her experiences visiting public institutions in Ceylon. The local authorities arranged to omit the lunatic asylums...
politics May Sinclair
MS marched, along with her friends Alice Meynell , Alice Zimmern , and Marie Belloc Lowndes , in the From Prison to Citizenship procession as a member of the Women Writers' Suffrage League .
Raitt, Suzanne. May Sinclair: A Modern Victorian. Clarendon Press.
politics May Sinclair
Other Vice-Presidents at this time included Margaret Baillie-Reynolds , Marie Belloc Lowndes , Sarah Grand , Emily Morse Symonds , Margaret Woods , and Edith Zangwill .
Boll, Theophilus E. M. Miss May Sinclair: Novelist: A Biographical and Critical Introduction. Fairleigh Dickinson University Press.
Sinclair, however, could not approve the increasingly...
politics Sarah Grand
In an interview in 1896, SG made clear her belief in the need for female suffrage: We shall do no good until we get the Franchise, for however well-intentioned men may be, they cannot understand...
Publishing Elizabeth von Arnim
Marie Belloc Lowndes wrote that EAobtained very large sums for the serialisation of her books in the USA, and took the credit for having mentioned her name to the lady who then chose...


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