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Saturday, February 27, 2010

Effie Adelaide Rowlands

Effie Adelaide Rowlands, also known as Madame E. Maria Albanesi, was a prolific and popular romance writer who wrote dozens of novels from the 1880s until her death in 1936, with some 260 books appearing (rather more than the 29 novels credited to her credited to her in an obituary in New York Times which said "she turned out one book a year on the average"). The (London) Times obituary noted "She had not much distinction of style, but she knew how to tell a story, and the sentimental interest which characterized her work was the reflection of her own warm-hearted and affectionate nature."

She was born Effie Henderson, in Adelaide, South Australia, in around 1858/59 (although The Literary Yearbook listed her year of birth as 1864). Her father was Alexander Henderson (1828-1886), born in Hutton Soil, Cumberland, who worked for the railway department of the post office, leaving in 1852 to become secretary to comedian and actor E. A. Sothern. Sothern left for Boston in 1852 and Henderson also left the country, sailing from Liverpool to Australia, leaving a wife and child behind.

Effie Henderson is said to have been Alexander Henderson's illegitimate daughter, although it would appear that Henderson [whose complex marital status we'll come to] married Effie's mother, Maria Nelson, in Hobart, Tasmania, on 26 December 1853. The couple had two children:
  • Caroline Sidney Henderson ("Carrie Hope"), born 9 January 1855.
  • Effie Adelaide Henderson, born c.1858/59.
Henderson launched into a successful theatrical career in Australia, and is said to have laid the foundations of his fortune in that country. Maria Nelson's father was Sidney Nelson, a well-known composer and he joined in a number of Nelson family ventures. He later became the acting manager of the Princess's Theatre in Melbourne in 1858 when it was re-opened and was involved with the Victoria Theatre, Adelaide, where a complimentary benefit was given on 5 September 1859 which heavily involved Miss Marie Nelson, "who has for some time been absent from her professional duties, met with a most enthusiastic reception upon her reappearance." (South Australian Advertiser, 6 Sept. 1859) Whether this has any significance regards the period in which Effie Henderson was born I cannot say, although it is perhaps worth a note that Marie Nelson appears not to have been part of the tour carried out by the Nelson family in late 1858, both Miss Nelson and Alexander Henderson having farewell benefits at the Victoria on 18 October and 30 October 1858 respectively.

Alexander Henderson was in Liverpool in December 1859 when, looking for some entertainment, he visited Clayton Hall and immediately secured the lease. He returned to Australia for six months until the hall became vacant. The Prince of Wales Theatre opened in December 1861 and "became noted for the manner in which the various pieces were staged, and the first class companies engaged to represent them. Some of our best known actors and actresses may be said almost to have made their names there." (The Life and Reminiscences of E. L. Blanchard, 1891, online in part here)

In 1871, the Henderson sisters were boarders in Victoria Road, West Derby, Lancashire, with Elizabeth Barker and her daughters—both teachers. Caroline became an actress under the name Carrie Hope, and worked with a number of different companies most notably in almost a thousand times as Kate Denby in Taken from Life. On 8 January 1877, she married comedian William Henry Hallatt (actually Hullatt) at Parish Church in St. Luke's, Chelsea, and had two children: Maria Effie Hallatt (the actress May Hallatt) and Alexander Norman Hallatt.

Carrie Sydney Hallatt died in Marylebone, London, on 19 October 1887, her age recorded as being 26, although she was actually 32.

Her death followed some 18 months after that of her father who had travelled to Europe, breaking his leg on the pier at Calais; he died in Cannes on 1 February 1886. [Blanchard records that he died in Caen, Normandy, but this have simply been where he received his initial treatment; most sources agree that he died in Cannes.]

Henderson had been involved in numerous theatrical enterprises over the previous 15 years, including the management of the Theatre Royal, Birkenhead, where he first employed burlesque actress Lydia Thompson in 1864.

Born Eliza Hodges Thompson in Covent Garden, London, on 19 February 1838, Lydia Thompson became head of the Lydia Thompson Burlesque Troup and travelled with Alexander Henderson to America in 1868 and her "British Blondes" became a sensation, a six month engagement extending to three years before she returned to the UK. Touring the USA was not without its excitement or danger: Henderson was attacked in 1869 by the theatre critic of the Spirit of the Times, a Mr. Butler, and, Lynda Thompson and another member, Pauline Markham, horse-whipped the editor of the Chicago Times in the street after a series of personal attacks (described by a rival paper as "the worst names allowed in print") appeared in the paper. Thompson and Henderson were fined $200 after pleading guilty to the assault.

From Illustrated Police News, 19 March 1870

After a brief break, she returned to the USA for a season of some 40 weeks in 1872-73 which resulted in a net profit of a little short of $100,000. Back in England, she was married to Henderson at St. James Parish Church, Westminster, on 28 July 1873. They travelled to America again, returning for good in 1874.

Henderson had been in charge of the Prince of Wales Theatre on Clayton Square, Liverpool, until September 1873 when the unexpired term of the lease was bought by J. H. Addison. He subsequently bought the Charing Cross Music Hall in 1876, which he renamed the Folly Theatre which he ran as a burlesque theatre—with Lydia Thompson appearing in many lead roles—until 1879. The two split up around this time and Henderson opened the Royal Comedy Theatre in 1881. [For more on Lydia Thompson, see her entry on Wikipedia.]

Henderson returned to the Prince of Wales Theatre, Liverpool, in 1884 and was also lessee of the Avenue Theatre up to the time of his death.

Trying to work out Henderson's marital status at any one time is like trying to nail a cloud to the sky. The Annals of the Liverpool Stage mentions that Henderson's first wife was a Miss Moon, who was connected with Liverpool. It seems he was married to Sarah Ellen Boughey, a London tea-broker's daughter, at St. James, Clerkenwell, on 15 January 1847. The couple had a daughter, Ellen Sarah Lancaster Henderson, born in St. Pancras in 2Q 1851.

After his return to the UK, Alexander would appear to have lived with his wife and daughter at the home of his father in law, as shown on the 1861 UK census. This despite the fact that, whilst in Australia, he had married a second time and fathered two children with Marie Nelson.

In 1866, Alexander Francis Vere Henderson was born in Stamford St., Middlesex. His mother was London-born Sophia A. Cutter, listed on the 1871 census as Sophia Henderson, living at Station Terrace, Lambeth with her son, her mother, Mary Garritt, and sisters Anne M. Saegert and her niece, Joney Saegert. Sophia and Aleander were living in Kensington in 1881. In both records, Sophia was listed as married, although I have found no trace of a marriage.

Then we have Helen Henderson, born in around 1868, whose mother, Rose Massey, subsequently moved to America where she died aged 32.

Helen Henderson was born around the time Alexander Henderson left for America with Lydia Thompson, whom he married in 1873. They had no children but continued to be involved with each other throughout the 1870s and, professionally, in the 1880s.

During a court case unrelated to Henderson in 1883, it was revealed that he had been involved with a girl named Elfrida Nunn (b. 1 July 1860, Leamingston Spa, Warwickshire) in 1877-78. At the time it would appear that Henderson was trying to obtain a divorce but that his liaison with Elfrida might interfere with the divorce proceedings between Elfrida's mother, Mrs. Emily Charlotte Nunn, and her husband, Edward W. Nunn. Emily Nunn was the sister of Francis Emily ("Fanny") Stewart, the wife of Edward Sothern, to whom Henderson had been secretary around 1850.

It emerged after Henderson's death in 1886 that he had also been involved with an actress named Hilda Dawes, who had been employed at the Royal Comedy Theatre. Dawes, formerly Hilda Creyke, had married Charles William E. Dawes in 1880 in Upton-upon-Severn, Worcestershire, and the couple were living at Edgbaston at the time of the 1881 census. I believe that they had a son, Henry Alexander, in 1882, who died in 1883, aged only 5 months.

Using the nom de theatre Hilda Rohan, Mrs. Dawes had separated from her husband and had subsequently co-habited with Henderson, resulting in the birth of Alexander Olaf Henderson. Differences arose and, on 2 April 1885, Henderson had signed a deed, granting an annuity to the former Mrs. Dawes until their son reached the age of 12, although the couple continued to live together. After Henderson's death that Mrs. Dawes put in a claim against the estate for £3,340, a claim countered in court where it was inferred that the deed was drawn up by Henderson simply to secure future cohabitation. This was refuted by the judge who ruled that the deed was not invalid.

Thus it would appear that Effie Henderson was quite probably illegitimate, as has been alleged. But this is not the only oddity: in the 1881 census, Effie Henderson (listed as aged 18 and with no occupation) was living with her aunt Marie Sadlier, the 37-year-old widow of an Army Officer, at 1 Hawthorn Place, Epsom, Surrey. This, to me, looks suspiciously like mother and daughter as Marie Nelson would have been around that age and both she and "Marie Sadlier" were born in London. The names of Effie's aunts, certainly on the Nelson side of the family, are known as they were quite famous in their time: Eliza, Caroline (Carry) and Sarah. The 1861 census would seem to confirm that Marie had come to England as there is a Marie Henderson, married but living alone at 43 Brook Road, Lambeth. She is possibly the Marie Sadleir (sic) whose death is registered at St. Marylebone in 2Q 1913, aged 79, which ties with her known age of 15 in 1851 and a birth around 1834.

In 1882, Effie Henderson married Abraham Cecil Francis Fothergill Rowlands in Epsom, Surrey. Rowlands, born 27 January 1856, the son of Dr. J. F. Rowlands, adopted the name Cecil Raleigh when he went on the stage in 1880, shortly after his father's death. He was a prolific playwrite, his plays including The Derby Winner and The Best of Luck, which were both filmed. His other plays included The Flood Tide, The Sins of Society, The Whip and Sealed Orders.

In the 1891 census, the married Effie Rowlands (aged 27, authoress) was a boarder at 30-31 Hill Street, Westminster, London. She divorced her husband in 1892; he remarried in 1894 in Marylebone and died on 10 November 1914. (Madame Albanesi was amongst the mourners at his funeral at Golders Green crematorium.)

In 1896 she married Carlo Maria Albanesi in Marylebone, London

Carlo Albanesi was born in Naples on 22 October 1858, and received his early training in Italy. In 1878 he went to Paris as a recitalist, settling in London four years later. In 1893, he was appointed professor of the pianoforte at the Royal Academy of Music, replacing the late Thomas Wingham. He won wide recognition as a pianist and teacher of outstanding quality and a successful composer. He was a Chevalier of the Crown of Italy.

Carlo and Effie, now styling herself E. Maria Albanesi, had two children:
  • Eva Olimpia Maria Albanesi (1897- ) m. (1) Marshall Lord Curtis-Brown in 1917, 3 children; (2) Austin Henry Williams in 1927, 1 child.
  • Margherita Cecilia Brigida Maria Albanesi (8 Oct 1899-9 Dec 1923)
In 1901 Effie was living in St. Marylebone, London, by now a highly popular authoress under two names: as both Effie Adelaide Rowlands and E. Maria Albanesi (sometimes Madame Albanesi) she continued to produce a string of romantic novels. 20th Century Romance and Historical Authors records: "Albanesi's style was marked by lavish use of the exclamation mark and the repetition of key words: 'Alone in the world! Alone! With only seventeen years behind her! She, poor little soul, was alone! Quite-quite alone!' ... Albanesi produced over 200 novels, all variations on true-love-with-complications, though none with any marked note of religious, political, or moral quest. There is more than a suggestion that the state of being in love brings in its wake not only mortal happiness but material good fortune too. If a girl's love is true, she will marry the right man, and continue to be rich and happy for the rest of her life."

For all their repetition of theme and character, they gave great pleasure to her readers, who liked the familiarity of her works and the inevitable happy endings following the tragedies and misunderstandings which kept the hero and heroine apart for most of the story.

Effie Albanesi's life was also interrupted by tragedies. Her younger daughter, Miss Meggie Albanesi, had become a great star of the stage but died in a nursing home in Broadstairs on 9 December 1923, aged 24. Less than three years later, Carlo Albanesi died on 21 September 1926, having been taken suddenly ill four days earlier. He was buried at St. Pancras Cemetery, Finchley.

Effie Maria Albanesi died on 16 October 1936 at her home at 20 Hallam Street, London W.1, aged 77. She was cremated at Golders Green on 19 October. Her death shortly before the Second World War almost guaranteed that interest in her work rapidly diminished, despite a 50-year writing career during which she penned countless serials for magazines and newspapers that were reprinted around the world.

PUBLICATIONS

Novels as Effie Rowlands
Like Unto a Star [with "A Summer's Amusement" by Rebecca Harding Davis]. New York, F. P. Lupton (Arm Chair Lib. 143), n.d.
Flower of Fate [with How Bridget Saved Us" by Mary A. Denison]. New York, F. P. Lupton (Arm Chair Lib. 155), n.d.
Margery Daw (by the author of "Like Unto a Star"). London, William Stevens, 1886; (published anonymously) New York, G. Munro, 1886; [with other stories], New York, F. P. Lupton (Chimney Corner ser. 156), n.d.
Unseen Fire [with "Warner Vance's Wife" by Helen Corwin Pierce and "At the Edge of the Box" by Forrestine C. Hooker]. New York, F. P. Lupton (Chimney Corner ser. 180), 1890?
Woman Against Woman. New York, F. P. Lupton (Chimney Corner ser. 190), 1890; New York, Street and Smith (Eagle Library 52), 1898.
"My Pretty Jane!". London, William Stevens, 1894; Philadelphia, Lippincott, 1894; [with other stories], New York, F. P. Lupton (Chimney Corner ser. 171), n.d.; as My Pretty Jane; or, The Belle of the Ball, New York, Street & Smith (New Eagle ser. 872), 1914.
The Spell of Ursula. Philadelphia, Lippincott, 1894.
The Woman Who Came Between, illus. E. F. Sherie. London, Pearson, 1895; New York, Street & Smith (Eagle ser. 401), 1904.
At a Great Cost. New York, R. Bonner's Sons, 1895.
A Conqueror of Fate. New York, R. Bonner's Sons, 1895.
For Love of Sigrid. New York, International News Co., 1895; as For Love of Sigrid; or, A Dream of Happiness, New York, Street & Smith (Eagle ser. 478), n.d.
Little Kit. New York, R. Bonner, 1895.
A Faithful Traitor. London, William Stevens, 1896; Philadelphia, Lippincott, 1896; as A Faithful Traitor; or, In Spite of Appearances, New York, Street & Smith (New Eagle ser. 996), 1917.
The Fault of One. London, Kegan Paul, Trench, Trubner & Co., 1897; Philadelphia, Lippincott, 1897; as The Fault of One; or, Redeemed by Faith Alone, New York, Street & Smith (New Eagle ser. 857), n.d.
Love the Conqueror. New York, R. Bonner's Sons, 1897.
Carla; or, Married at Sight. New York, Street & Smith (Eagle Library 107), 1899.
The Kingdom of a Heart. London and New York, Routledge, 1899.
They Laugh That Win. London and New York, Routledge, 1899.
A Woman Scorned. New York, Street & Smith, 1899.
A King and a Coward. New York, Street & Smith, 1899; London, Hodder and Stoughton, 1912.
Little Lady Charles. New York, Street & Smith (Eagle Library 139), Oct 1899; London, Stanley Paul, 1910.
The Girl's Kingdom. © 1900; New York, Street & Smith (New Eagle ser. 1377), 1932.
The Heart of Hetta. Chicago, Laird and Lee, 1900; as The Heart of Hetta; or, The Waif of the Storm, New York, Street & Smith (New Eagle ser. 1215), 1926.
Husband and Foe. New York, Street & Smith, 1900; London, Hutchinson, 1911.
Beneath a Spell. New York, Street & Smith, 1900; London, Stanley Paul, 1910.
A Charity Girl. New York, Street & Smith (Eagle Library 143), 1900; London, Stanley Paul, 1911.
A Kinsman's Sin. New York, Street & Smith, 1900; New York, Street & Smith (Love Story Lib. 65), 1928.
The Man She Loved. New York, Street & Smith, 1900; London, Ward Lock, 1911.
One Man's Evil. New York, Street & Smith, 1900; London, Newnes, 1910.
A Change of Heart; or, Love's Hidden Fount. New York, Street & Smith (Eagle ser. 290), 1900?.
Brave Barbara; or, Love's Sunny Pathway. New York, Street & Smith (Eagle ser. 417), 1901.
The Splendid Man; or, The Crown of Chance. New York, Street & Smith (Eagle ser. 424), 1901.
Love's Greatest Gift; or, The Snare of the Wicked. New York, Street and Smith (New Eagle ser. 1111), 1902; as The White in the Black (as Madame Albanesi), London, Collins, 1926.
Her Husband and Her Love; or, Faith's Golden Reward. New York, Street & Smith (Eagle ser. 431), 1902?
So Like a Man; or, The Honorable Peter's Fascination. New York, Street & Smith (Eagle ser. 438), 1902.
An Angel of Evil; or, Love's Fatal Dream. New York, Street & Smith (Eagle ser. 445), 1903.
A Wife's Triumph; or, Black Fortune. New York, Street & Smith (Eagle ser. 463), 1903.
The End Crowns All; or, True as Steel. New York, Street & Smith (Eagle ser. 485), 1903; London, Hutchinson, 1910.
For Ever True. New York, Street & Smith, 1904; London, Hodder and Stoughton, 1910.
A Woman Against Her. © 1904; New York, Street & Smith (New Eagle ser. 1382), 1932.
A Love Almost Lost. London, Henderson, 1905.
My Lady of Dreadwood; or, Her Heart's Longing. New York, Street & Smith (Eagle ser. 491), 1904?; as Her Heart's Longing; or, My Lady of Dreadwood, London, Skeffington & Son, 1918.
Andrew Leicester's Love; or, Held by Fate
, New York, Street & Smith (Eagle ser. 498), 1904?; as Andrew Leicester's Love; or, At the Gates of Dawn, New York, Street & Smith (Love Story Lib. 92), n.d.
Selina's Love Story. New York, Street & Smith (Eagle ser. 505), 1904.
The Temptation of Mary Barr. New York, Street & Smith (Eagle ser. 514), 1904.
A Spurned Proposal; or, Under a Cloud. New York, Street & Smith (Eagle ser. 522), 1905.
The Wiles of a Siren; or, Mary's Great Mistake. New York, Street & Smith (Eagle ser. 530), 1906; as The Wiles of a Siren; or, Good and Bad, New York, Street & Smith (New Eagle ser. 1199), 1925.
A Heart's Triumph; or, Love Made Manifest. New York, Street & Smith (Eagle ser. 539), 1906; London, Hodder and Stoughton, 1912; as A Heart's Triumph; or, Does Deceit Pay?, New York, Street & Smith (New Eagle ser. 1166), 1924.
A Shadowed Happiness; or, From Gloom to Sunshine. New York, Street & Smith (Eagle ser. 471), 1902; London, Newnes, 1910; as A Shadowed Happiness; or, Love's Trial, New York, Street & Smith, 1922.
Pretty Penelope. London, Cassell, 1907.
Tempted by Love; or, A Spirited Girl. New York, Street & Smith (Eagle ser. 549), 1907.
Drusilla's Point of View. Leipzig, B. Tauchnitz, 1908; London, Hurst and Blackett, 1908.
Her Punishment. London, Hurst and Blackett, 1910.
The Man She Married. London, Stanley Paul, 1910.
After Many Days. London, Newnes, 1910.
Contrary Mary. London, Hodder and Stoughton, 1910.
A Dangerous Woman. London, Ward Lock, 1910.
A Fateful Promise; or, The Man in the Moon. New York, Street and Smith (New Eagle ser. 666), 1910.
For Love of Speranza. London, Hodder and Stoughton, 1910.
The Game of Life. London, Ward Lock, 1910.
Her Heart's Longing. London, Hurst and Blackett, 1910.
Her Kingdom. London, Amalgamated Press (Daily Mail Sixpenny Novels 118?), 1910.
John Galbraith's Wife. London, Hodder and Stoughton, 1910.
Love for Love. London, Hodder and Stoughton, 1910.
A Loyal Man's Love. London, Newnes, 1910.
The Master of Lynch Towers. London, Hodder and Stoughton, 1910.
The Mistress of the Farm. London, Newnes, 1910; as The Mistress of the Farm; or, The Magnificent Passion, New York, Street & Smith (New Eagle ser. 864), 1913.
Bitter Sweet. London, Newnes, 1910.
A Splendid Destiny. London, Stanley Paul, 1910.
An Unhappy Bargain; or, Cissy's Redemption. New York, Street and Smith (New Eagle ser. 683), 1910.
One of Life's Roses; or, His Heart's Longing. New York, Street & Smith (New Eagle ser. 697), 1910.
On the Wings of Fate. New York, Street & Smith, n.d.; London, Newnes, 1916.
False and True. New York, Street & Smith, n.d.
For Love and Honor. New York, Street & Smith, n.d.
Interloper. Chicago, Donohue, n.d.
Love's Cruel Whim. New York, Street & Smith, n.d.
Siren's Heart. New York, Street & Smith, n.d.
With Heart So True. New York, Street & Smith, n.d.
Woman Scorned. New York, Street & Smith, n.d.
Barbara's Love Story. London, Hodder and Stoughton, 1911.
Carlton's Wife. London, Ward Lock, 1911.
Dare and Do. London, Stanley Paul, 1911.
A Girl with a Heart. London, Ward Lock, 1911.
A Life's Love. London, Hodder and Stoughton, 1911; as A Life's Love; or, The Joy That Faith Brings, New York, Street & Smith (New Eagle ser. 850), 1913.
Leila Vane's Burden, illus. G. H. Evison. London, Amalgamated Press (Daily Mail Sixpenny Novels 119?), 1911; New York, Street & Smith (Love Story Lib. 68), 1929.
Brave Heart. London, Amalgamated Press (Daily Mail Sixpenny Novels 120?), 1911; as Brave Heart; or, The Sunshine of Her Life, New York, Street & Smith (New Eagle ser. 798), 1912.
Love's Fire. London, Hutchinson, 1911.
Splendid Love, illus. E. F. Sherie. London, Amalgamated Press (Daily Mail Sixpenny Novels 127?), 1911.
The Man at the Gate, illus. Ernest Smythe. London, Amalgamated Press (Daily Mail Sixpenny Novels 130?), 1911.
A Wild Rose. London, Amalgamated Press (Daily Mail Sixpenny Novels 134), 1911.
Her Mistake, illus. Harry Lane. London, Amalgamated Press (Daily Mail Sixpenny Novels 142), 1911.
A Woman Worth Winning, illus. Paul Hardy. London, Amalgamated Press (Daily Mail Sixpenny Novels 146), 1911.
The Power of Love, illus. E. F. Sherie. London, Amalgamated Press (Daily Mail Sixpenny Novels 147), 1911.
For Ever and a Day, illus. G. H. Evison. London, Amalgamated Press (Daily Mail Sixpenny Novels 149), 1911.
False Faith, illus. E. F. Sherie. London, Amalgamated Press (Daily Mail Sixpenny Novels 152?), 1911.
Love's Harvest, illus. Louis Smythe. London, Amalgamated Press (Daily Mail Sixpenny Novels 156), 1911.
The Madness of Love. London, Hodder and Stoughton, 1911.
The One Woman. London, Hodder and Stoughton, 1911.
The Triumph of Love. London, Pearson, 1911; as On a Sea of Sorrow; or, The Curse of Pride, New York, Street & Smith (New Eagle ser. 840), 1913; as The Triumph of Love; or, On a Sea of Sorrow, New York, Street & Smith (Love Story Lib. 36), 1927.
White Abbey. London, Stanley Paul, 1911.
A Woman's Heart. London, Hodder and Stoughton, 1911.
The Young Wife. London, Hodder and Stoughton, 1911.
A Golden Dawn. London, Hodder and Stoughton, 1912.
Hester Trefusis. London, Hurst and Blackett, 1912.
The House of Sunshine. London, Stanley Paul, 1912.
In Love's Land. London, Ward Lock, 1912.
A Love Match, illus. E. F. Sherie. London, Amalgamated Press (Daily Mail Sixpenny Novels 162), 1912.
The Love of His Life. London, Stanley Paul, 1912; abridged, London, Mellifont Press, 1939.
The Rose of Life. London, Ward Lock, 1912.
Temptation. London, Newnes, 1912.
To Love and to Cherish. London, Everett, 1912.
The Wooing of Rose. London, Stanley Paul, 1912.
His One Love. London, Hurst and Blackett, 1912.
Lavender's Love Story. London, Hurst and Blackett, 1912.
Love Wins. London, Hurst and Blackett, 1912.
A Modern Witch. London, Hurst and Blackett, 1912.
Beth Mason. London, Hodder and Stoughton, 1913.
Elsie Brant's Romance. London, Cassell, 1913.
Hearts at War. London, Hurst and Blackett, 1913.
Her Golden Secret; or, Sweet is the Love that Lasts. New York, Street & Smith (New Eagle ser. 829), 1913.
A Hero for Love's Sake; or, Faint Heart ne'er won Fair Lady. New York, Street & Smith (New Eagle ser. 834), 1913.
The Joy of Life. London, Cassell, 1913.
Lady Patricia's Faith. London, Hodder, and Stoughton, 1913.
Love's Mask. London, Stanley Paul, 1913.
Margaret Dent. London, Cassell, 1913.
Ruth's Romance. London, Hodder and Stoughton, 1913.
Stranger Than Truth. London, Hodder and Stoughton, 1913.
The Surest Bond. London, Cassell, 1913.
Through Weal and Through Woe. London, Ward Lock, 1913.
In Daffodil Time. London, Pearson, 1913.
The Heart of a Woman. London, Pearson, 1913.
Judged by Fate. London, Hurst and Blackett, 1913.
On a Sea of Sorrow; or, The Curse of Pride. New York, Street & Smith (New Eagle ser. 840), 1913.
A Woman Bewitched; or, When All Else Fails. © 1913; New York, Street & Smith (New Eagle ser. 1319), 1929.
At Her Mercy. London, Pearson, 1914.
The Hand of Fate. London, Hodder and Stoughton, 1914.
Her Husband. London, Chatto and Windus, 1914.
An Irish Lover. London, Hodder and Stoughton, 1914.
Love's Young Dream. London, Ward Lock, 1914.
Light of His Heart; or, First Love is Best. New York, Street & Smith (New Eagle ser. 888), 1914.
Married Too Early; or, A Bitter Repentence. New York, Street & Smith (New Eagle ser. 903), 1914.
Money or Wife. London, Ward Lock, 1914.
On the High Road. London, Hurst and Blackett, 1914.
The Price Paid. London, Chatto and Windus, 1914.
Prudence Langford's Ordeal. London, Pearson, 1914.
Two Waifs. London, Hodder and Stoughton, 1914.
Above All Things. London, Newnes, 1915.
Sunset and Dawn. London, Ward Lock, 1915.
The Woman's Fault. London, Hurst and Blackett, 1915.
The Girl Who Was Brave. London, Pearson, 1916.
The Splendid Friend. London, Hutchinson, 1917.
The Heart of Angela Brent. London, Pearson, 1917.
A Strange Love Story. London, Hurst and Blackett, 1919.
John Helsby's Wife. London, Hurst and Blackett, 1920.
Mary Dunbar's Love. London, Pearson, 1921.
Against the World. London, Pearson, 1923.
The Flame of Love. London, Ward Lock, 1923.
The Garland of Youth. London, Ward Lock, 1923.
Young Hearts. London, Ward Lock, 1924.
The Life Line. London, Hodder and Stoughton, 1924.
Real Gold. London, Hodder and Stoughton, 1924.
Out of a Clear Sky. London, Ward Lock, 1925.
The Way of Youth. London, Hodder and Stoughton, 1925.
Brave Love. London, Ward Lock, 1926.
A Bunch of Blue Ribbons. London, Ward Lock, 1926.
Lady Feo's Daughter. London, Hodder and Stoughton, 1926.
The Gates of Happiness. London, Ward Lock, 1927.
A Man from the West. London, Ward Lock, 1927.
Why Did She Shun Him?. New York, Street & Smith (Love Story Lib. 39), 1927.
Fine Feathers. London, Ward Lock, 1928.
Lights and Shadows. London, Ward Lock, 1928.
Spring in the Heart. London, Ward Lock, 1929.
While Faith Endures. London, Ward Lock, 1929.
Coulton's Wife. London, Ward Lock, 1930.
Dorinda's Lovers. London, Wright and Brown, 1930.
The Fighting Spirit. London, Ward Lock, 1930.
Sunlight Beyond. London, Ward Lock, 1930.
Wings of Chance. London, Ward Lock, 1931.
Princess Charming. London, Wright and Brown, 1931.
Green Valleys. London, Wright and Brown, 1932.
The Laughter of Life. London, Ward Lock, 1932; New York, Cupples and Leon, n.d.
A Loyal Defence. London, Ward Lock, 1932.
A Ministering Angel. London, Ward Lock, 1933.
Frances Fights for Herself. London, Ward Lock, 1934.
A School for Hearts. London, Ward Lock, 1934.
A World of Dreams. London, Ward Lock, 1935.
The One Who Paid. London, Ward Lock, 1935.
The Heart Line. London, Ward Lock, 1936.
The Lamp of Friendship. London, Ward Lock, 1936.
Her Father's Wish. London, Ward Lock, 1937.
The Top of the Tree. London, Ward Lock, 1937.

Novels as Madam Albanesi
The Blunder of an Innocent. London, Sands, 1899; as The Blunder of an Innocent; or, No one to Warn Her by Effie Adelaide Rowlands, New York, Street & Smith (New Eagle ser. 910), 1914.
Peter, A Parasite. London, Sands, 1901.
Love and Louisa. London, Sands, 1902; Philadelphia, Lippincott, 1902.
Susannah and One Elder. London, Methuen, 1903; as Susannah and One Other, Methuen, and New York, McClure, Phillips & Co., 1904.
Capricious Caroline. London, Methuen, 1904.
Marian Sax. London, Hurst and Blackett, 1905.
The Brown Eyes of Mary. London, Methuen, 1905.
Sweet William. London, Hodder and Stoughton, 1906.
I Know a Maiden. London, Methuen, 1906.
A Little Brown Mouse. London, Hodder and Stoughton, 1906.
A Young Man from the Country. London, Hurst and Blackett, 1906.
The Forbidden Road, illus. Charles Johnson Post. New York, Cupples and Leon, 1907.
Love-in-a-Mist. London, Hodder and Stoughton, 1907.
The Strongest of All Things. London, Hurst and Blackett, 1907.
Simple Simon. London, Newnes, 1907.
Sister Anne. London, Hodder and Stoughton, 1908.
The Rose of Yesterday. London, Hodder and Stoughton, 1908; New York, Street & Smith (Love Story Lib. 29), 1927.
Pretty Polly Pennington. London, Collins, 1908; as Sweet and Lovely, 1933.
The Laughter of Life. New York, Cupples and Leon, 1908.
The Invincible Amelia; or, The Polite Adventuress. London, Methuen, 1909.
A Question of Quality. London, Hurst and Blackett, 1909.
Envious Eliza. London, Nash, 1909.
The Marriage of Margaret. London, Pearson, 1909.
The Glad Heart. London, Methuen, 1910.
For Love of Anne Lambert. London, Pearson, 1910.
Maisie's Romance. London, Pearson, 1910.
A Wonder of Love. London, Stanley Paul, 1911.
Poppies in the Corn. London, Hutchinson, 1911.
Heart of His Heart. London, Stanley Paul, 1911.
Olivia Mary. London, Methuen, 1912.
The Beloved Enemy. London, Methuen, 1913.
One of the Crowd. London, Chapman and Hall, 1913.
Cissy. London, Collins, 1913.
The Cap of Youth. London, Hutchinson, 1914.
The Sunlit Hills. London, Hutchinson, 1914.
Hearts and Sweethearts. London, Hutchinson, 1916.
When Michael Came to Town. London, Hutchinson, 1917.
Truant Happiness. London, Ward Lock, 1918.
Diana Falls in Love. London, Ward Lock, 1919.
Tony's Wife. London, Holden and Hardingham, 1919; as Punch and Judy, London, Hardingham, 1919.
Patricia and Life. London, Ward Lock, 1920.
The House That Jane Built. London, Ward Lock, 1921.
Roseanne. London, Collins, 1922.
Truth in a Circle. London, Collins, 1922.
A Bird in a Storm. London, Collins, 1924.
Sally in Her Alley. London, Collins, 1925.
The Shadow Wife. London, Stanley Paul, 1925.
Sally Gets Married. London, Collins, 1927.
The Green Country. London, Ward Lock, 1927.
The Moon Through Glass. London, Collins, 1928.
Claire and Circumstances. London, Collins, 1928; as In Love with Claire, London, Collins, 1932.
Gold in the Dust. London, Ward Lock, 1929.
A Heart for Sale. London, Ward Lock, 1929.
The Clear Stream. London, Ward Lock, 1930.
Loyalty. London, Collins, 1930.
The Courage of Love. London, Ward Lock, 1930.
White Flame. London, Ward Lock, 1930.
Coloured Lights. London, Ward Lock, 1931.
All's Well with the World. London, Ward Lock, 1932.
The Moon of Romance. London, Ward Lock, 1932.
Snow in Summer. London, Ward Lock, 1932.
A Star in the Dark. London, Ward Lock, 1933.
White Branches. London, Ward Lock, 1933.
Through the Mist. London, Ward Lock, 1934.
The Half Open Door. London, Ward Lock, 1934.
An Unframed Portrait. London, Nicholson and Watson, 1935.
As a Man Loves. London, Ward Lock, 1936.
The Hidden Gift. London, Nicholson and Watson, 1936.
A Leaf Turned Down. London, Ward Lock, 1936.
The Little Lady. London, Ward Lock, 1937.
The Love That Lives. London, Mellifont Press, 1937.
The One Who Counted. London, Ward Lock, 1937.

Non-fiction
Meggie Albanesi. London, Hodder & Stoughton, 1928.

Plays
Sister Anne (produced Coronet, 1910)
Home Truths (produced Coronet, 1910)

Other
Catalogue of an Exhibition of Works Illustrating the Roman Campagna of G. Aristide Sartorio, with a prefatory note by Madame Albanesi. London, Fine Art Society, 1908.

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