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A Database of Victorian Fiction, 1837–1901

A Database of Victorian Fiction, 1837–1901

Author: Alfred Elwes

Author: Alfred Elwes (1819–1888)

Biography: Alfred Elwes was born in 1819 in Woolwich, Kent, the daughter of Robert Elwes and his wife Elizabeth. Elwes worked as a teacher of languages and translator. In 1840, he married Louisa Ann Thomas. As an author, he wrote several novels as well as reference works on language. He died on 7 December 1888 in Kensington.

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References: British Census (1851, 1881); Probate

Fiction Titles:

  1. Giulio Branchi: The Story of a Tuscan, Related by Himself.  1 vol.  London: Addey, 1857.
  2. Frank and Andrea: or, Forest Life in the Island of Sardinia.  1 vol.  London: Griffith and Farran, 1860.
  3. Ralph Seabrooke: or, The Adventures of a Young Artist in Piedmont and Tuscany.  1 vol.  London: Griffith and Farran, 1861.
  4. Guy Rivers: or, A Boy's Struggles in the Great World.  1 vol.  London: Griffith and Farran, 1862.
  5. Luke Ashleigh: or, School-Life in Holland.  1 vol.  London: Griffith and Farran, 1864.
  6. The Legend of the Mount: or, the Days of Chivalry.  1 vol.  London: Effingham Wilson, 1866.
  7. Swift and Sure: or, The Career of Two Brothers.  1 vol.  London: Griffith and Farran, 1873.