Lucas Malet

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Lucas Malet was the pseudonym of Mary St Leger Kingsley (4 June 1852 – 1931), a Victorian novelist.

She was born in Eversley, Hampshire, the daughter of Charles Kingsley (author of The Water Babies). In 1876, she married William Harrison,[1] Minor Canon of Westminster, and Priest-in-Ordinary to the Queen.


Malet's The Gateless Barrier (1900) is a novel-length ghost story.[2]


  • Mrs Lorimer: A Study in Black and White (1882)
  • Colonel Enderby's Wife (1885)
  • Little Peter: A Christmas Morality for Children of Any Age (1888)
  • A Counsel of Perfection (1888)
  • The Wages of Sin (1890)
  • The Carissima: A Modern Grotesque (1896)
  • The Gateless Barrier (1900)
  • The History of Sir Richard Calmady (1901), based on the life of Arthur MacMorrough Kavanagh
  • The Far Horizon (1907)
  • Adrian Savage (1911)
  • Deadham Hard (1919)
  • The Tall Villa (1920)
  • The Survivors (1923)
  • The Pool (1930)

She also completed her father's unfinished novel The Tutor's Story.


  1. ^ "Harrison, Mary St. Leger". Who's Who. Vol. 59. 1907. p. 790. 
  2. ^ "in Malet's The Gateless Barrier, set at the end of the nineteenth century, the ghost of an eighteenth-century woman lives in "the yellow drawing-room..."Talia Schaffer, The Forgotten Female aesthetes : literary culture in late-Victorian England. Charlottesville : University Press of Virginia, 2000. ISBN 0813919363 (p. 98)

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