Marie Corelli

Marie Corelli
Short Name: Marie Corelli
Full Name: Corelli, Marie Mackay, 1855-1924
Birth Year: 1855
Death Year: 1924

Corelli, Marie, was adopted as an infant by Charles Mackay, p. 1579, ii., is the well-known novelist, and now (1906) lives at Stratford-on-Avon. Her hymn—
In our hearts celestial voices Softly say [Christmas] is in her Christmas Greeting, 1901, entitled "Children's Evening Hymn." It is in Hymns and Choral Songs, Manchester, 1904, and the Sunday School Hymnary, 1905. [Rev. James Mearns, M.A.]

--John Julian, Dictionary of Hymnology, New Supplement (1907)


Corelli, Marie. (1855-1924). This is the pen-name of a daughter of the London physician Charles Mackay. She was the author of a number of novels, anthologies of verse, and works on English history and politics.

--Leonard Ellinwood, DNAH Archives


Born: May 1, 1855, London, England (birth name: Mary Mackay).
Died: April 21, 1924, Stratford-upon-Avon, England.
Buried: Evesham Road Cemetery, Stratford-upon-Avon, England.

A writer, Corelli’s works include:

A Romance of Two Worlds, 1886
Vendetta!; or, The Story of One Forgotten, 1886
Thelma, 1887
Ardath, 1889
Wormwood: A Drama of Paris, 1890
The Soul of Lilith, 1892
The Silver Domino; or, Side Whispers, Social & Literary, 1892
Barabbas, A Dream of the Word’s Tragedy, 1893
Cameos: Short Stories, 1895
The Sorrows of Satan, 1895
The Mighty Atom, 1896
The Murder of Delicia, 1896
Ziska, 1897
The Song of Miriam & Other Stories, 1898
The Modern Marriage Market, with others, 1898
Boy, 1900
Jane, 1900
The Master-Christian, 1900
Temporal Power: A Study in Supremacy, 1902
God’s Good Man, 1904
The Strange Visitation of Josiah McNasson: A Ghost Story, 1904
Free Opinions Freely Expressed, 1905
Treasure of Heaven, 1906
Delicia & Other Stories, 1907
Holy Orders, The Tragedy of a Quiet Life, 1908
Life Everlasting, 1911
Innocent, Her Fancy and His Fact, 1914
The Young Diana, 1918
The Love of Long Ago, and Other Stories, 1918
The Secret Power, 1921
Love and the Philosopher, 1923


Wikipedia Biography

Marie Corelli (/kɔːˈrɛli/; 1 May 1855 – 21 April 1924) was a British novelist. She enjoyed a period of great literary success from the publication of her first novel in 1886 until World War I. Corelli's novels sold more copies than the combined sales of popular contemporaries, including Arthur Conan Doyle, H. G. Wells, and Rudyard Kipling, although critics often derided her work as "the favourite of the common multitude."

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