Finding Number (Click this to view full catalogue structure)DSH5
TitleManuscript for 'The Life Everlasting', by Marie Corelli
Extent1 file
DescriptionAutographed manuscript for 'The Life Everlasting', by the novelist known as Marie Corelli. The novel was published in 1911.
Access ConditionsAccess to all registered researchers.
Access StatusOpen
Administrative HistoryBorn 1855. Adopted in infancy by Charles Mackay, a songwriter and litterateur, and brought up in England. Afterwards sent to France and educated in a convent, where she received musical training. Her first book, 'A Romance of Two Worlds', 1886, was an instant success and from that time she devoted herself to literature. Later resident at Mason Croft, Stratford-upon-Avon [now the Shakespeare Institute, University of Birmingham]. Died 21 April 1924. Publications: 'Vendetta', 1886; 'Thelma', 1887; 'Ardath', 1889; 'Soul of Lilith', 1892; 'Barabbas', 1893; 'The Sorrows of Satan', 1895; 'Mighty Atom', 1896; 'The Murder of Delicia', 1896; 'Ziska: the Problem of a Wicked Soul', 1897; 'Jane', 1897; 'Boy', 1900; 'The Master Christian', 1900; 'Temporal Power, A Study in Supremacy', 1902; 'God's Good Man', 1904; 'Free Opinions', 1905; 'The Treasure of Heaven', 1906; 'Holy Orders', 1908; 'The Devil's Motor', 1910; 'The Life Everlasting', 1911; 'Innocent, Her Fancy and His Fact', 1914; 'The Young Diana', 1917; 'My Little Bit, A Record of War Work', 1919; 'The Love of Long Ago', 1920; 'The Secret Power', 1921.
[Compiled from 'Who Was Who, 1916-1928']
CopiesHigh quality copy on staff R drive and on disks 23i-23vi (Tiff images).
Related MaterialCollection of published novels by Marie Corelli held by the Shakespeare Institute. The Cadbury Research Library has associated material. A short story 'The First Shot and where it led to' by Marie Corelli, specially written for the 'Y.M., The British YMCA Weekly' was published in the issue for 9 April 1915, Vol 1, No 13, pp 295-296. A copy of this magazine can be found in the YMCA Archive. A verbatim report of an appeal made by her following a lecture on the Great War delivered by Sir Arthur Conan Doyle in April 1915 appears in the issue for 23 April 1915 of the same publication, Vol 1, No 15, p345
Associated MaterialsThe location of papers held on Marie Corelli in the UK and the United States can be found by consulting the UK National Register of Archives at <>
Publication Note'The Life Everlasting', 1911