Marie Corelli


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in London, England, The United Kingdom
May 01, 1855

Died
April 21, 1924

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Marie Corelli (born Mary Mackay) was a best-selling British novelist of the Victorian and Edwardian eras, whose controversial works of the time often label her as an early advocate of the New Age movement.

In the 1890’s Marie Corelli’s novels were eagerly devoured by millions in England, America and the colonies. Her readers ranged from Queen Victoria and Gladstone, to the poorest of shop girls. In all she wrote thirty books, the majority of which were phenomenal best sellers. Despite the fact that her novels were either ignored or belittled by the critics, at the height of her success she was the best selling and most highly paid author in England.

She was the daughter of poet, journalist, author, anthologist, novelist, and songwriter Charle
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Average rating: 3.89 · 1,902 ratings · 254 reviews · 114 distinct worksSimilar authors
The Sorrows of Satan or The...

4.04 avg rating — 745 ratings — published 1895 — 138 editions
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A Romance of Two Worlds

3.73 avg rating — 190 ratings — published 1886 — 56 editions
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Vendetta or the Story of On...

3.91 avg rating — 191 ratings — published 1890 — 51 editions
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Thelma

really liked it 4.00 avg rating — 165 ratings — published 1887 — 53 editions
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Wormwood: A Drama of Paris

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3.81 avg rating — 124 ratings — published 1890 — 14 editions
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Ziska: The Problem of a Wic...

3.70 avg rating — 111 ratings — published 1898 — 51 editions
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The Life Everlasting: A Rea...

4.24 avg rating — 46 ratings — published 1911 — 47 editions
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Ardath: The Story of a Dead...

3.74 avg rating — 46 ratings — published 1889 — 50 editions
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Barabbas: A Dream of the Wo...

3.51 avg rating — 39 ratings — published 1892 — 40 editions
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The Secret Power

3.56 avg rating — 32 ratings — published 1921 — 43 editions
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“I never married because there was no need. I have three pets at home which answer the same purpose as a husband. I have a dog which growls every morning, a parrot which swears all afternoon, and a cat that comes home late at night.”
Marie Corelli

“Let me be mad, then, by all means! mad with the madness of Absinthe, the wildest, most luxurious madness in the world! Vive la folie! Vive l'amour! Vive l'animalisme! Vive le Diable!”
Marie Corelli, Wormwood: A Drama of Paris

“No one is contented in this world, I believe. There is always something left to desire, and the last thing longed for always seems the most necessary to happiness.”
Marie Corelli, A Romance of Two Worlds

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