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The Murder of Delicia

by Marie Corelli

Delicia was murdered, but no court would ever get the case. She was murdered by the indiscretions of her husband, from the wounds they caused her, and due to her inability to go on with any lustre and feeling of triumph of love in her heart. So one might describe the general theme of "The Murder of Delicia," a late 19th century novel by Marie Corelli. She was a wealthy, much-heralded literary figure of her time, loved greatly by her adoring public, and wrote of serious matters that, in return for which, as a woman, she received precious little respectful comment from the "great literary critics" of her time. I refer here both to Ms. Corelli--and the lead character of this book, Delicia Vaughn whom, to anyone who knows the real author's life, knows how autobiographical this character is.

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English

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English

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1896

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Marie Corelli

United Kingdom

Mary Mackay known by her pseudonym Marie Corelli awas an English novelist. She enjoyed a period of great literary success from the publication of her first novel in 1886 until World War I. Sales of C...

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