Lady Grace.
Wood, Mrs. Henry.

London: Richard Bentley & Son, 1887. First edition. Titles printed in black and red. Corners are lightly rubbed. Light foxing to the fore-edges, intermittent light foxing otherwise. Spines slightly cocked. A bookplate from W.H. Smith & Son's Subscription Library on front pastedown of all three volumes Green cloth with the title and author's name stamped in gilt on covers and spines with a decorative design of birds and flowers on each cover. Three volumes, octavo. 5], 281, [1, blank] + [2 (Item ID: 16101)


Born Ellen Price, Mrs. Henry Wood (1814-1887) wrote to improve her family's financial situation, which was marked with difficulty. Though she first published shorter fiction pieces anonymously, she eventually wrote what was her first novel, Danesbury House, in 1860 and it won the Scottish Temperance League's prize of £100. The book sold well and Wood continued to write. One of her most well-known works is East Lynne, which has been adapted into plays and motion pictures.

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