Author Information At the Circulating Library

Author: Elizabeth Darby Eiloart (1827–1898)

Alternate Name(s): Adams (maiden name); Mrs. C. J. G. Eiloart (familiar name)

Biography: Elizabeth Darby Eiloart was born in London, the only daughter of Samuel Adams. She was educated at private schools and married the solicitor Carl J. G. Eiloart in 1849. They had two children. In 1865, she published her first novel, Ernie Elton, the Lazy Boy, a children's book presumably inspired by her son, Ernest (born 1853). Eiloart followed this book with a sequel, Ernie at School, and What Came of His Going There (1867), and her first novel for adults, The Curate's Discipline (1867). Thereafter, she wrote books for boys (some of which were published in The Boy's Own Paper) and novels for adults. She died at Brighton in 1898. Her son Ernest went on to become a solicitor and wrote the pamphlet The Laws Relating to Women (1878).

References: Daily News (2 October 1849)

Titles:

  1. The Curate's Discipline.  3 vol.  London: Hurst and Blackett, 1867.
  2. Meg.  3 vol.  London: Hurst and Blackett, 1868.
  3. Madame Silva's Secret.  3 vol.  London: Hurst and Blackett, 1869.
  4. From Thistles--Grapes?.  3 vol.  London: Bentley, 1870.
  5. St. Bede's.  3 vol.  London: Hurst and Blackett, 1870.
  6. Just a Woman.  3 vol.  London: Bentley, 1871.
  7. Woman's Wrong.  3 vol.  London: Bentley, 1872.
  8. Out of Her Sphere.  3 vol.  London: Bentley, 1872.
  9. Lady Moretoun's Daughter.  3 vol.  London: Henry S. King, 1873.
  10. The Love That Lived: A Novel.  3 vol.  London: Samuel Tinsley, 1874.
  11. Kate Randall's Bargain: A Novel.  3 vol.  London: Samuel Tinsley, 1875.
  12. Some of Our Girls.  3 vol.  London: Samuel Tinsley, 1875.
  13. Jabez Ebsleigh, M.P.: A Novel.  3 vol.  London: Tinsley Brothers, 1876.
  14. His Second Wife: A Novel.  3 vol.  London: Samuel Tinsley, 1877.
  15. How He Won Her.  3 vol.  London: Samuel Tinsley, 1879.
  16. The Dean's Wife.  3 vol.  London: Samuel Tinsley, 1880.
  17. My Lady Clare.  3 vol.  London: F. V. White, 1882.
  18. Was it Worth the Cost?.  3 vol.  London: F. V. White, 1883.