Rhoda Broughton

Lindsey Carman Williams (Washington State University)
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Rhoda Broughton (1840–1920) was a Welsh novelist and short story writer who is best known for writing sensation novels such as

Not Wisely, But Too Well


Cometh Up as a Flower


Red as a Rose as She

(1870), and

Dear Faustina

(1897), and short stories including “The Truth, the Whole Truth, and Nothing But the Truth” (1868), “The Man with the Nose” (1872), “Behold! It was a Dream” (1872), and “Under the Cloak” (1873).

Little is known about Broughton’s early life. She was born at Segrwyd Hall on 29 November 1840 near Denbign, North Wales, the daughter of Reverend Delves Broughton and Jane, née Bennett. She had one younger brother and two older sisters. Broughton lived at Broughton Hall, an Elizabethan manor, in Staffordshire. Her father was a clergyman, while

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Citation: Williams, Lindsey Carman. "Rhoda Broughton". The Literary Encyclopedia. First published 03 June 2021 [https://www.litencyc.com/php/speople.php?rec=true&UID=597, accessed 28 May 2024.]

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