Alice Muriel Williamson

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Alice Muriel Williamson
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Born Alice Muriel Livingston
1869
Died 1933 (aged 63–64)
Pen name Mrs. C. N. Williamson, Alice Stuyvesant
Occupation Writer
Language English
Spouse Charles Norris Williamson

Alice Muriel Williamson, née Livingston (1869 – 24 September 1933) was an American-British novelist, who styled herself Mrs. C. N. Williamson after her marriage.[1]

Biography[edit]

Alice Muriel Livingston was born in America, the daughter of Mark Livingston of Poughkeepsie. She came to England when young. In 1894, soon after arrival in England, she married the magazine editor Charles Norris Williamson (1859–1920), "the first editor to whom she presented an introduction".[1] Many of her books were jointly written with her husband. After her marriage she introduced herself as Mrs. C. N. Williamson. A number of their novels cover the early days of motoring and can also be read as travelogues.

Under the pseudonym Alice Stuyvesant she wrote "The Hidden House", serialised in The Cavalier on 13, 20 and 27 December 1913; 3 and 10 January 1914.

Alice apparently said of her husband "Charlie Williamson could do anything in the world except write stories": she said of herself "I can't do anything else." She continued to write after her husband's death in 1920.

Works[edit]

  • The Barnstomers: being the tragical side of a comedy (1897)
  • A Woman in Grey (1898)
  • Berry Goes to Monte Carlo (1921) (with C N Williamson)
  • The Botor Chaperon (with C. N. Williamson), (sl) The Grand Magazine Aug, Sep, Oct, Nov, December 1906, January 1907
  • The Car of Destiny (1907) (with C N Williamson)
  • The Case of Ann Arthur, (nv) Five-Novels Monthly March 1930
  • Champion: The Story of a Motor Car (1913) with C N Williamson
  • The Chauffeur and the Chaperon (with C. N. Williamson), (ss) The Delineator October 1906
  • The Darkened Room, (nv) Five-Novels Monthly April 1933
  • The Diamond Code, (nv) Five-Novels Monthly March 1932
  • The Door Between, (nv) Five-Novels Monthly December 1932
  • Duchess, Behave! (with Sydney Arundel), (nv) Five-Novels Monthly June 1929
  • The Eccentricity of Fleetwood (with C. N. Williamson), (ss) The Strand Magazine (US) August 1901
  • Flower Forbidden (with C. N. Williamson) [Part 1], (sl) Smith's Magazine April 1911
  • The Girl with One Dress, (??) Motion Picture Magazine July 1927
  • The Heather Moon (1912) with C N Williamson
  • The Hidden House (1913–1914) (as Alice Stuyvesant)
  • Honeymoon Hate, (sl) The Saturday Evening Post, 9 and 16 July 1927
  • The House by the Lock (1906) (as Mrs. C.N. Williamson)
  • The House of Silence, (nv) Five-Novels Monthly December 1931
  • The Inky Way (1931) (as A M Williamson)
  • Lady Betty Across the Water (1906) (with C N Williamson)
  • Lady Betty Crosses the Ocean (with C. N. Williamson), (ss) Ladies Home Journal October 1905
  • Lady Betty Runs Away (with C. N. Williamson), (ss) Ladies Home Journal January 1906
  • The Lady in Gray, (nv) Five-Novels Monthly September 1932
  • The Lightning Conductor (1905) (with C N Williamson)
  • The Lightning Conductress (1916)(with C N Williamson)
  • The Lightning Conductor Comes Back (1933)(as A M Williamson)
  • The Lion’s Mouse (with C. N. Williamson), (sl) Munsey’s Feb, Mar, Apr, May, Jun, Jul, August 1918
  • Lord John (with C. N. Williamson), (nv) Argosy (UK) July 1933
  • The Love Pirate (1913) (with C N Williamson)
  • The Love Trees (with C. N. Williamson), (ss) Munsey’s December 1915
  • The Man from Joliet, (na) Short Stories August 1915
  • The Motor Maid (1910)[2] (with C N Williamson)
  • The Murder House, (nv) Five-Novels Monthly October 1932
  • My Lady Cinderella (1906) (as A M Williamson)
  • Passport, (nv) Five-Novels Monthly September 1930
  • The Port of Adventure (1913[3] (with C N Williamson)
  • The Princess Passes (with C. N. Williamson), (sl) Metropolitan Magazine Oct, November 1904[4]
  • The Princess Virginia (with C. N. Williamson), (sl) Ladies Home Journal Oct, December 1906
  • The Princess Virginia (with C. N. Williamson), (ss) Ladies Home Journal January 1907
  • Publicity for Anne, (ss) Charm, 19 December 1925
  • A Real English Christmas with Lady Betty (with C. N. Williamson), (ss) Ladies Home Journal December 1906
  • The Red Pen Murder, (nv) Five-Novels Monthly January 1931
  • Rosemary, A Christmas story (1906) (as A M Williamson)
  • The Sea Could Tell, (na) 1904 Five-Novels Monthly October 1929
  • The Second Latchkey (1920[5]
  • Secret Gold, (ss) The Country Gentleman, 11 October 1924
  • The Shop-Girl (with C. N. Williamson), (n.) Munsey’s July 1914
  • This Woman to This Man (with C. N. Williamson), (sl) All-Story Weekly 29 April and 13 May 1916
  • Tiger Ride, (nv) Five-Novels Monthly June 1931
  • The Truth About Tanita, (nv) Five-Novels Monthly September 1931
  • The Underground Syndicate, (na) 1910 Five-Novels Monthly July 1932
  • The War Wedding (1916)(with C N Williamson)
  • What’s in a Name?, (ss) The New Passing Show, 14 May 1932
  • A Woman in Grey (1898) (as A M Williamson)
  • A Woman Tried to Steal My Husband, (ar) Cosmopolitan, October 1925

Translations[edit]

Her mystery A Woman in Grey (1898) was translated and adapted into Japanese by Kuroiwa Ruiko(黒岩涙香) by the title Yureito (幽霊塔; Ghost Tower) in 1901, and it was adapted by Edogawa Rampo(江戸川乱歩) in 1937-1938.

Notes[edit]

Further readings[edit]

  • Richard E. Rex: Alice Muriel Williamson : the secret history of an American-English author,Maitland, FL : Mills City Press, [2016], ISBN 978-1-63505-309-8

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