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A Database of Victorian Fiction, 1837–1901

A Database of Victorian Fiction, 1837–1901

Author: Eleanor Lloyd

Author: Eleanor Lloyd (1844–1919)

Biography: Eleanor Lloyd was born in 1844 in Cowesby, the youngest daughter of George Lloyd of Cowesby Hall, Yorkshire. After her father's death in 1844, she accompanied her mother and sisters to Venice. In her thirties, she wrote four works of fiction but turned to antiquarian pursuits becoming an expert on the history of sun-dials. She never married and lived with one or more sisters throughout her life. Lloyd died in 1919.

References: British Census (1881, 1891, 1901, 1911); Joseph Foster, The Royal Lineage of Our Noble and Gentle Families (1886); Times (12 September 1919)

Fiction Titles:

  1. Valeria: A Story of Venice.  1 vol.  London: Bentley, 1879.
  2. The Langdales of Langdale End: A Tale.  1 vol.  London: Marcus Ward, 1879.
  3. Grumbleby Hall: or, Whose Boy?.  2 vol.  London: Remington, 1883.
  4. Judged by Appearances: A Tale of the Civil Wars.  1 vol.  London: London Literary Society, 1885.