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A Database of Victorian Fiction, 1837–1901

A Database of Victorian Fiction, 1837–1901

Author: Emily Juliana May

Author: Emily Juliana May (1825–1915)

Alternate Name(s): Irwin (married name)

Biography: Emily Juliana may was born on 18 January 1825 in Deptford, the daughter of banker Henry May and his wife Harriet Reynolds. As a young woman, she worked as a schoolmistress in Bristol and wrote several novels. Relatively late in life, she married clergyman John James Irwin in 1874. He died in 1889. May lived her later years in Southampton where she died on 17 March 1915.

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References: British Census (1911); London Evening Standard (20 March 1915); pers inf (Robert Kirkpatrick)

Fiction Titles:

  1. Louis' School Days: A Story for Boys.  1 vol.  Bath: Binns and Goodwin, 1852.
  2. The Sunshine of Greystone: A Story for Girls.  1 vol.  Bath: Binns and Goodwin, 1853.
  3. Dashwood Priory: or, Mortimer's College Life.  1 vol.  London: Routledge, 1855.
  4. Saxelford: A Story for the Young.  1 vol.  London: Routledge, 1857.
  5. Bertram Noel: A Story of Youth.  1 vol.  London: E. Marlborough, 1858.
  6. The Old Coalpit: or, The Adventures of Richard Boothby in Search of his own Way.  1 vol.  London: Joseph Masters, 1860.
  7. The Stronges of Netherstronge: A Tale of Sedgemoor.  1 vol.  London: Sampson Low, 1864.