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About the Author: Marie Corelli

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.

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Paperback, Published in Jul 2008 by Book Jungle

ISBN10: 1605979805 | ISBN13: 9781605979809

Marie Corelli was born in England. She was the illegitimate daughter of the Scottish poet Charles Mackey and his servant. Marie was sent to a Parisian convent for her education. Her Victorian romances have been compared to those of Jaqueline Suzann. Thelma is a sweet and tender love story, which must have thrilled the closet Victorian woman readers of romance novels. Thelma is loved by a gentleman who takes her away from Norway. She is also loved by her father's man who sacrifices his life for her. Her husband's friend is also secretly in love with her. When Thelma dies her daughter ends up marrying one of these men. You will have to read the book to find out which one she marries.

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