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] Many of her novels were written in the form of magazine serials and not published in book form.[3]

Her 1894 novel When the Sea Gives Up Its Dead features one of the earliest female detectives in fiction, Annie Cory.[4]

Novels[edit]

  • The Missing Note (1881)
  • Cassandra (1884)
  • Pharisees Unveiled: The Adventures of an Amateur Detective (1889)
  • New Amazonia: A Foretaste of the Future (1889)
  • A Young Stowaway (1893)
  • Mrs. Grundy’s Victims (1893)
  • When the Sea Gives Up Its Dead (1894)
  • Deb O’Mally’s (1895)
  • Little Miss Robinson Crusoe (1898)
  • The Marriage Market (1903)
  • The Adventures of Princess Daintipet (1905)

Other works[edit]

  • Adventures of a Lady Detective (short stories; 1890)
  • Secrets of a Private Enquiry Office (short stories; 1891)

References[edit]

  1. ^ Duangrudi Suksang, "Overtaking Patriarchy", in Utopian Studies, vol 4 no 2 (1993)
  2. ^ Fiction Mags Index
  3. ^ Aqueduct Press - Elizabeth Burgoyne Corbett. Accessed 18 Dec 2014
  4. ^ Women Detectives