Marie Corelli

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Corelli, Marie

(kərĕl`ē), pseud. of

Mary Mackay

(məkī`), 1855–1924, English novelist. Her popular, highly moralistic books, written in flamboyant, pretentious prose, include A Romance of Two Worlds (1886), Thelma (1887), Barabbas (1893), and The Sorrows of Satan (1895). She was Queen Victoria's favorite novelist.


See biographies by E. Bigland (1953) and W. S. Scott (1955).

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Marie Corelli, The Life Everlasting: A Reality of Romance (New York, 1911), p.
But he maintained that the salons which she pictured existed only in her imagination and 'the possible imagination of Miss Marie Corelli.
Marie Corelli issued The Avon Star, a manual for the Shakespeare Festival, 1903, which included an article on the library project: The Spoliation of Henley Street
For plastics product manager Geoff Moran, helping the community has become more of a hobby - but a hobby which has produced incredible results for the children at the Marie Corelli School in Stratford.
This year, as the Marie Corelli School merged with the Lambert School to become The Welcombe Hills School, Mr Moran and the students embarked on an even more ambitious project to produce an interactive CD about the school.
The Mysterious Miss Marie Corelli, queen of Victorian best-sellers.
Ageing disgracefully: A before and after portrait of Marie Corelli who struggled to keep the years at bay.
Marie Corelli was a bestselling author - the most famous of her day.
Marie Corelli was an invented name which fitted her well and which for years few people questioned.
Like Sarah Bernhardt, who on some days was the daughter of a French admiral and a German milliner (on other days it was the reverse), Marie Corelli conveniently blurred the past, stating that she was adopted by Mackay's second wife.
The challenge, then, for those involved in the ambitious project was to unearth the stories of the town's residents through the years: welnown names such as brewer Edward Flowers and novelist and conservationist Marie Corelli and not-so-welnown names like George Henry Hewins, who spent his 97 years dodging poverty.