E. Gerard

(1849—1905) novelist

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(1849–1905) married (1869) Miecislaus de Laszowski (d. 1905). Elder sister of D. Gerard, she too was educated in a convent at Riedenburg, and excelled in her studies of languages, particularly German; for some years she was the German literature reviewer for the Times. She too (as did also a third sister, Anne) married an Austrian officer; her husband became a lieutenant-general. When, after Dorothea's marriage, they stopped writing novels together, she too published fiction on her own (although not in the same quantity or with the same success) of which the three last titles, The Extermination of Love: A Fragmentary Study in Erotics (1901), The Heron's Tower (1904), and Honour's Glassy Bubble: A Story of Three Generations (1906), fall into this period. The second of these is a historical romance set in Germany in the eighteenth century, the third an anti-duelling novel set in Hungary at the castle of an arrogant duellist who calls himself Attila XXXVII. She also published The Land Beyond the Forest: Facts, Figures and Fancies from Transylvania (1888).

From The Oxford Companion to Edwardian Fiction in Oxford Reference.

Subjects: Literature.

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