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A Database of Victorian Fiction, 1837–1901

A Database of Victorian Fiction, 1837–1901

Author: Mrs. Atkyns

Author: Mrs. Atkyns (birth and death dates unknown)

Biography: This author cannot be traced. Note: Several sources such as Boase and Blain attribute these four novels to Anna Atkins (neé Children) (1799–1871). At least one of the novels, Murder Will Out, was clearly advertised under the name "Mrs. Atkyns." It is unlikely Atkins wrote these novels.

References: Blain; Boase; Larry Schaaf, "The First Photographically Printed and Illustrated Book," PBSA 73 (1979)

Fiction Titles:

  1. The Perils of Fashion: A Novel.  3 vol.  London: Henry Colburn, 1852.
  2. The Colonel: A Novel of Fashionable Life.  3 vol.  London: Hurst and Blackett, 1853.
  3. Murder Will Out: A Story of Real Life.  1 vol.  London: Routledge, 1859.
  4. A Page from the Peerage.  2 vol.  London: Longman, 1863.