Ellen Wood

[Mrs. Henry Wood]

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Ellen Wood (17 January 1814 – 10 February 1887), was an English novelist, better known as "Mrs. Henry Wood". She is best known for her 1861 novel East Lynne.

Ellen Price was born in Worcester in 1814. In 1836 she married Henry Wood, who worked in the banking and shipping trade in Dauphiné in the South of France, where they lived for 20 years. On the failure of Wood's business,... more »

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  • ''We are truly indefatigable in providing for the needs of the body, but we starve the soul.''
    Ellen Wood (1813-87), British playwright, writer, journalist. About Ourselves, ch. 1 (1883).
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