Marguerite Power

Life
1815-1867; niece of Countess; ed. keepsake, 1851-57; author of novels, Evelyn Forrester, a woman’s story (London 1856), The Foresters, a novel, 2 vols. (london 1857); The Letters of A Betrothed (London 1858); Nelly Carew, 2 vols. (London 1859); Virgina’s Hand (London 1860); Sweethearts and Wives, 3 vols. (2nd ed. London 1861); Arabian Days and Nights, or Rays from the East (London 1863); and much poetry. Called by O’Donoghue ‘one of the best poetesses of her day’. ODNB PI IF SUTH.

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References
Stephen Brown, Ireland in Fiction (Dublin: Maunsel 1919), lists Nelly Carew (1859); sentimental romance about a girl [Irish landlord’s dg.: SUTH] forcibly married to a roué [ie., the type of her famous aunt.

John Sutherland, The Longman Companion to Victorian Fiction (Longmans 1988; rep. 1989), notes that Power edited Keepsake; also write a long narrative poem, Virginia’s Hand, ded. to Dickens’s friend John Forster and earned praise; The Letters of A Betrothed (1858), by ‘Honoria’, among other novels of which six in the British Library.

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