Elizabeth Burgoyne Corbett

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Elizabeth Burgoyne Corbett (1846–1930), also known as Mrs George Corbett, was an English feminist writer, best known for her novel New Amazonia: A Foretaste of the Future (1889).[1][2]

Her 1894 novel When the Sea Gives Up Its Dead features one of the earliest female detectives in fiction, Annie Cory.[3]

Other works[edit]

  • Adventures of a Lady Detective (short stories; 1890)


  1. ^ Duangrudi Suksang, "Overtaking Patriarchy", in Utopian Studies, vol 4 no 2 (1993)
  2. ^ Fiction Mags Index
  3. ^ Women Detectives