Corelli, Marie

▪ British author
pseudonym of  Mary Mackay  
born 1855, London, Eng.
died April 21, 1924, Stratford-upon-Avon, Warwick

      best-selling English author of more than 20 romantic melodramatic novels.

      Her first book, A Romance of Two Worlds (1886), dealt with psychic experience—a theme in many of her later novels. Her first major success was Barabbas: A Dream of the World's Tragedy (1893), in which her treatment of the Crucifixion was designed to appeal to popular taste. The Sorrows of Satan (1895), also based on a melodramatic treatment of a religious theme, had an even wider vogue.

      Throughout her immensely successful career, she was accused of sentimentality and poor taste. Later in life she played an at times controversial role in efforts to preserve historic buildings in Stratford-upon-Avon.

Additional Reading
George Bullock, Marie Corelli (1940); Eileen Bigland, Marie Corelli (1953); Annette R. Federico, Idol of Suburbia: Marie Corelli and Late-Victorian Literary Culture (2000).

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