A Database of Cheap Literature, 1837-1860

About the Author

Mary Ann Denvil (1809-1889)
Mary Ann Smith married Henry Denvil in 1823. Henry was of the successful Lancashire merchant Gaskell family, but he had fled to London to become an actor. He was obsessed with Manfred and named their second son after the role he played repeatedly. He became manager of the Royal Pavilion Theatre.

Stanley W. Clives. "A One-Act Melodrama: Henry Denvil (1800-1866)". The Journal of One-Name Studies 2.12 (autumn 1987): 320-325.

Catherine Haill. "Women in the 19th century theatre" and "Stage adaptions". East London Theatre Archive.
Ada, the Betrayed; or, the murder at the old smithy. A romance of passion.
The Death Grasp; or, a father's curse. A romance of startling interest.
Ela, the Outcast; or, the gipsy of Rosemary Dell. A romance of thrilling interest.
Emily Fitzormond; or, the deserted one. A tale of mystery.
Helen Porter; or, a wife's tragedy and a sister's trials. A romance.
Kathleen; or, the secret marriage.