Ellen Wood (author)
Portrait of Ellen Wood by Reginald Easton
17 January 1814|
|Died||10 February 1887
|Notable work(s)||East Lynne (1861)|
Ellen Wood (17 January 1814 – 10 February 1887), was an English novelist, better known as "Mrs. Henry Wood". She is best known for her 1861 novel East Lynne.
Ellen Price was born in Worcester in 1814. In 1836 she married Henry Wood, who worked in the banking and shipping trade in Dauphiné in the South of France, where they lived for 20 years. On the failure of Wood's business, the family (including four children) returned to England, settling in Upper Norwood in London, and Ellen Wood turned to writing. This supported the family (Henry Wood died in 1866). She wrote over 30 novels, many of which (especially East Lynne), enjoyed remarkable popularity. Among the best known of her stories are Danesbury House, Oswald Cray, Mrs. Halliburton's Troubles, The Channings, Lord Oakburn's Daughters and The Shadow of Ashlydyat. In 1867, Wood purchased the English magazine Argosy, which had been founded by Alexander Strahan in 1865. She wrote much of the magazine herself, but other contributors included Hesba Stretton, Julia Kavanagh, Christina Rossetti, Sarah Doudney and Rosa Nouchette Carey. Wood continued as its editor until her death in 1887, when her son Charles Wood took over. At her death (caused by bronchitis) her estate was valued at over £36,000, then a very considerable sum.
These are the first published UK editions as catalogued by the British Library, with supplementary information from a specialist booksellers' catalogue.
- Danesbury House (1860)
- East Lynne (1861)
- The Elchester College Boys (1861)
- A Life's Secret (1862)
- Mrs. Halliburton's Troubles (1862)
- The Channings (1862)
- The Foggy Night at Offord: A Christmas Gift for the Lancashire Fund (1863)
- The Shadow of Ashlydyat (1863)
- Verner’s Pride (1863)
- Lord Oakburn’s Daughters (1864)
- Oswald Cray (1864)
- Trevlyn Hold; or, Squire Trevlyn’s Heir (1864)
- William Allair; or, Running away to Sea (1864)
- Mildred Arkell: A Novel (1865)
- Elster’s Folly: A Novel (1866)
- St. Martin’s Eve: A Novel (1866)
- Lady Adelaide’s Oath (1867)
- Orville College: A Story (1867)
- The Ghost of the Hollow Field (1867)
- Anne Hereford: A Novel (1868)
- Castle Wafer; or, The Plain Gold Ring (1868)
- The Red Court Farm: A Novel (1868)
- Roland Yorke: A Novel (1869)
- Bessy Rane: A Novel (1870)
- George Canterbury’s Will (1870)
- Dene Hollow (1871)
- Within the Maze: A Novel (1872)
- The Master of Greylands (1872)
- Johnny Ludlow (1874)
- Bessy Wells (1875)
- Told in the Twilight: Containing “Parkwater” and nine shorter stories (1875)
- Adam Grainger: A Tale (1876)
- Edina (1876)
- Our Children (1876)
- Parkwater: With four other tales (1876)
- Pomeroy Abbey (1878)
- Lady Adelaide (1879)
- Johnny Ludlow, Second Series (1880)
- A Tale of Sin and Other Tales (1881)
- Court Netherleigh: A Novel (1881)
- About Ourselves (1883)
- Johnny Ludlow. Third Series (1885)
- Lady Grace and Other Stories (1887)
- The Story of Charles Strange (1888)
- Featherston's Story. A Tale by Johnny Ludlow (1889)
- The Unholy Wish and Other Stories (1890)
- The House of Halliwell. A Novel (1890)
- Ashley and Other Stories (1897)
- Johnny Ludlow. Sixth series (1899)
- Les Channing. Traduit de l'Anglais par Mme Abric-Encontre (1864)
- Les Filles de Lord Oakburn: Roman traduit de l’anglais par L. Bochet (1876)
- La Gloire des Verner: Roman traduit de l’anglais par L. de L’Estrive (1878)
- Le Serment de Lady Adelaïde: Roman traduit de l’anglais par Léon Bochet (1878)
- "The Literary Encyclopedia". "Mrs Henry Wood". Retrieved 22 December 2008.
- "The Ellen Wood Website". A Biographical Sketch. Retrieved 22 December 2008.
- "An Index to Periodical Literature". The Argosy. Retrieved 22 December 2008.; ODNB entry: http://www.oxforddnb.com/view/article/29868 Retrieved 31 May 2011.
- "The Ellen Wood Website". Obituaries. Retrieved 22 December 2008.
- Complete Works of Tolstoy, PSS, 61:276
- R. A. Gilbert, Michael Cox The Oxford Book of Victorian Ghost Stories. Oxford University Press, 2003. ISBN 0-19-280447-2 (p. xvi).
- J. L. Campbell Sr., "Mrs. Henry Wood", in E. F. Bleiler, ed. Supernatural Fiction Writers. New York: Scribner's, 1985. ISBN 0-68-417808-7 (pp.279-286).
- Women Writers R–Z (London: Jarndyce, 2012)
- Adeline Sergeant (1897). "Mrs. Henry Wood". In Adeline Sergeant. Women Novelists of Queen Victoria's Reign. London: Hurst & Blackett. pp. 174–192.
|Wikisource has original works written by or about:
- Works by Mrs. Henry Wood at Project Gutenberg
- Mrs. Henry Wood website
- Mrs. Henry Wood at the Internet Speculative Fiction Database