Marie Corelli: The First Best-seller

The most popular and most highly paid author of the late Victorian age was someone you may never have heard of.

The most popular writer of late Victorian age was not Arthur Conan Doyle, HG Wells, Rudyard Kipling or H. Rider-Haggard, but a woman whose name few of us would recognise today, Marie Corelli. Corelli published 30 novels, most of which were best-sellers and on her death in 1924 she was…

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