Clotilde Graves

Life
1864-1932 [Clotilde Inez Mary; pseudo Richard Dehan]; b. Buttevant, Co. Cork; dg. of an Irish clergyman [prob. dg. of Rev. Robert Graves, a brother of the bishop, and Alfred’s cousin]; studied art in Bloomsbury; author of 16 plays in NY and Lon, including Nitocris, a play in verse (Drury Lane, 1887); also the pantomime Puss in Boots (1898); The Lover’s Battle (1902), and a heroical comedy in verse, based on Rape of the Lock; a London journalist, she wrote a successful novel The Dop Doctor [1911] as Richard Dehan; and Between Two Thieves (1914); constant contrib. to comic mag . Judy. See also Irish Book Lover 6. PI DIW OCIL.

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Works
(as Clotilde Inez Mary Graves, The Belle of Rock Harbour, a tale (London: Judy Off 1887), 79p., ill.. L Willson; Dragon’s Teeth, novel (London: Dalziel Bros 1891), iv, 292pp., and ed. (Holden & Hardingham, 1925), 376pp.; The General’s Past (London: Stage Publishing Bureau 1925), 40pp.; The Lovers’ Battle, a heroical comedy in rhyme, founded on Alexander Pope’s ‘Rape of the Lock’ [verse play] (Grant Richards 1902), viii, 226pp.; Maids in a Market Garden, novel (London: WH Allen & Co., 1894), iv, 252pp; another edn., Holden & Hardingham [1914], 126pp.[?]; A Mother of Three, 3 act farce in TH Lacy, Vol. 157 [1850s] (190?); The Pirate’s Hand, a Romance of Heredity, by the author of ‘Kneecapped’, ed. C Graves (Judy 1889), 122pp., pref. signed RLS, parody of R L. Stevenson intended; Nitocris,m a play in verse (Performed at Drury Lane, 1887); Seven Xmas Eves, being a romance of social evolution [tales], C. Graves, B. L. Farjeon, and 5 others (London: Hutchinson & Co [1894]), viii, 264pp; A Well-Meaning Woman, novel (London: Hutchinson 1896), vii 344pp. AS RICHARD DEHAN, Between Two Thieves (London: William Heinemann 1912), 712pp; The Cost of Wings and Other Stories (London: William Heinemann 1914), vii, 300pp; Dead Pearls, novel of the Great Wide West (John Long [1893]), 336pp.; The Dop Doctor (London: William Heinemann 1911), v, 671pp., another ed. (1913); The Headquarter Recruit and Other Stories (London: William Heinemann 1913), ix, 368pp.; The Man of Iron (London: William Heinemann 1915), x, 815pp., another ed. (Thomas Nelson 1915); Earth to Earth (London: William Heinemann 1916), vii, 328; Off Sandy Hook, short stories (London: William Heinemann 1915), vii, 322p.; Gilded Vanity (London: William Heinemann 1916), v, 314pp.; A Sailors’ Home and Other Stories (London: William Heinemann 1919), vii, 319pp.; Eve of Pascua and Other Stories (London: William Heinemann 1920), 288pp.; The Villa of the Peacock and Other Stories (London: William Heinemann 1921); The Eve of Pasqua (London: William Heinemann 1920); The Just Steward (London: William Heinemann 1922), 587pp.; The Man with the Mask and Other Stories (Thornton & Buttworth 1924), 316pp.; The Pipers of the Market-Place (Thornton & Buttworth 1924), 350pp.; Shallow Seas (Thornton & Buttworth 1930), 313pp.; The Sower of the Wind (Thornton & Buttworth 1927), 446pp.; That Which Hath Wings, a novel of the day (London: William Heinemann 1918), 492pp.; The Third Graft and Other Stories (John Long] [1933]), 254pp.; Under the Hermés and Other Stories (London: William Heinemann 1917), vii, 341pp.; Also Dead Pearls (London: John Long 1932); The Lovers’ Battle (London: Grant Richards [n.d.]). [See British Library Catalogue.]

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References
Eggeley Books (Cat. 44) lists Shallow Seas (Thornton & Buttworth 1930), x+11-313pp., Java and South Seas during First World War; The Sower of the Wind (Thornton & Buttworth 1927), xiv, 5-446pp., set among aborigines of NW Australia.

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