Ellen Wood, Mrs Halliburton's Troubles

Holly Wiegand (Boston University)
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Mrs. Halliburton’s Troubles

is the fourth of over thirty popular fiction novels penned by the English author Ellen Wood, who published under the name Mrs. Henry Wood. The work was first published in serial instalments in the religious magazine

The Quiver

from April 19 to December 6, 1862, and collected into three volumes that year. Wood had been launched into transatlantic fame with her 1861 sensational novel

East Lynne

, beginning her prolific career as a bestselling novelist and editor.

East Lynne

still dominates critical discussion about Wood today, sometimes at the expense of her other numerous works, including

Mrs. Halliburton’s Troubles

. However, Wood’s novels remain examples of popular nineteenth-century domestic, gothic, and sensation traditions and themes. Her oeuvre…

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Citation: Wiegand, Holly. "Mrs Halliburton's Troubles". The Literary Encyclopedia. First published 08 March 2023 [https://www.litencyc.com/php/sworks.php?rec=true&UID=3397, accessed 03 March 2024.]

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