A Lady of Quality

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A Lady of Quality is a novel published in 1896 by Frances Hodgson Burnett that was the second highest best-selling book in the United States in 1896.[1] It was the first of series of successful historical novels by Burnett.

In addition to a play version of the novel, which debuted in 1897 featuring Julia Arthur,[2] silent-film adaptations were released in 1913 and 1924.


  1. ^ Hackett, Alice Payne. Seventy Years of Best Sellers 1895-1965, p. 92 (1967) (the lists for 1895-1912 in this volume are derived from the lists published in The Bookman (New York))
  2. ^ (2 November 1897). A New Stage Heroine: Julia Arthur as Clorinda Wildairs, a Strange and Vehement Young Lady of Long Ago, The New York Times

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