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Rhoda Broughton

English novelist

Died when: 79 years 189 days (954 months)
Star Sign: Sagittarius

 

Rhoda Broughton

Rhoda Broughton (29 November 1840 – 5 June 1920) was a Welsh novelist and short story writer.Her early novels earned her a reputation for sensationalism, which meant her later, stronger work tended to be neglected by critics, although she was described as a queen of the circulating libraries.

Her novel Dear Faustina (1897) has been noted for its homoeroticism.Her novel Lavinia (1902) depicts a seemingly "unmanly" young man, who wishes he had been born as a woman instead.

Broughton was a descendant of the Broughton baronets, as a granddaughter of the 8th baronet.She was the niece of Sheridan le Fanu, who helped her start her literary career.

Broughton was a longtime friend of fellow writer Henry James, and was noted for her adversarial relationship with both Lewis Carroll and Oscar Wilde.


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