Author Information At the Circulating Library

Author: Marian Pisani

Alternate Name(s): Madame Pisani (alternate name); Mrs. Thomas Garland (first married name)

Biography: This author cannot be traced. Fl. 1836–51. The Bentley papers identify the author as Countess Marian Pisani, formerly Mrs. Garland. Her second husband was Count Alexander Bartholomew Stephen Pisani (1802–1886) who worked at the British embassy in Constantinople. The preface of her last novel is signed from San Concordio, Italy, so presumably she lived most of her later life abroad. She may have been Irish.

References: Boase


  1. Vandeleur: or, Animal Magnetism: A Novel.  3 vol.  London: Bentley, 1836.
  2. The Banker-Lord: A Novel.  3 vol.  London: Henry Colburn, 1840.
  3. The Convent and the Harem.  3 vol.  London: Bentley, 1851.