Evelyn Everett Green

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Evelyn Everett-Green

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Evelyn Ward Everett-Green (17 November 1856, London - 23 April 1932, Funchal) was an English novelist who started her writing career with improving and pious stories for children, and later wrote historical fiction for older girls, and then adult romantic fiction. She wrote about 350 books: more than 200 under her own name, and others using the pen-names H. F. E., Cecil Adair, E. Ward, or Evelyn Dare.

Her mother was the historian Mary Anne Everett Green and her father George Pycock Green was an artist; the family were Methodists. During a year at Bedford College, London (1872 - 1873), Everett-Green wrote her first novel, and she continued to write while studying at the London Academy of Music. Her brother's death in 1876 meant the end of plans to go to India with him, and she occupied herself with good works, including Sunday School teaching and nursing.

In 1880 her first published work, Tom Tempest's Victory, appeared, and though it was soon followed by more, she found writing at home difficult, and town winters did not suit her health. In 1883 she went to live outside London with Catherine Mainwaring Sladen, and in the 1890s and early 1900s they had homes in Albury, Surrey. In 1911 they moved abroad and eventually settled in Madeira.

During her time in Albury she wrote numerous historical novels, a change from her previous moral tales for the Religious Tract Society. After moving abroad she wrote romantic novels for adults.

Writing online

  • Project Gutenberg
  • A Heroine of France
  • In the Wars of the Roses
  • The Secret Chamber at Chad


  • Oxford Companion to Edwardian Fiction 1900-14: New Voices in the Age of Uncertainty, ed.Kemp, Mitchell, Trotter (OUP 1997)
  • Hilary Clare, in the Oxford Dictionary of National Biography

Further reading

  • Kimberley Reynolds, Girls Only?: gender and popular children's fiction in Britain, 1880-1910 (Harvester Wheatsheaf 1990)
  • Pictures from French and Italian translations of Drifted ashore or A Child without a Name

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