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A Database of Victorian Fiction, 1837–1901

A Database of Victorian Fiction, 1837–1901

Author: Ada Buisson

Author: Ada Buisson (1839–1866)

Biography: Ada Buisson was born in 1839 in Battersea, the daughter of merchant John Francis Buisson and Dorothy Jane Smither. In the 1850s, the family moved to Brighton where her mother died in 1852. She published her only novel Put to the Test (1865) with Maxwell which introduced her to Mary Elizabeth Braddon who published several of her stories in Belgravia. Unfortunately, Buisson died in 1866 in Boulogne-sur-Mer. In later years, several of her works have been erroneously attributed to Braddon.

References: British Census (1851, 1861); Pall Mall Gazette (1 January 1867)

Fiction Titles:

  1. Put to the Test: A Novel.  3 vol.  London: John Maxwell, 1865.
  2. A Terrible Wrong: A Novel.  2 vol.  London: T. C. Newby, 1867.