Manuscript for 'The Life Everlasting', by Marie Corelli

Archive Collection

Scope and Content

Autographed manuscript for 'The Life Everlasting', by the novelist known as Marie Corelli. The novel was published in 1911.

Administrative / Biographical History

Born 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']

Conditions Governing Access

Open. This collection is held at the Shakespeare Institute Library, Stratford-upon-Avon. Researchers are advised to contact the University Archivist, Special Collections Department on the Edgbaston Campus before visitng the Libray in order to obtain up to date information about consultation procedures. The collection will normally be made available for consultation at the Shakespeare Institute Library. A letter of introduction is required in order to obtain a reader's ticket

Other Finding Aids

As at 2002 a full catalogue of the collection was available on the University of Birmingham Online Archive Catalogue: http://calmview.bham.ac.uk/

Archivist's Note

Collection Description taken from Genesis in Sep 2008 as part of Genesis 2008 Project. Created by University of Birmingham Information Services. Indexed by Genesis Project Manager, May 2002.

Conditions Governing Use

Permission to make any published use of any material from the collection must be sought in advance in writing from the University Archivist, Special Collections Department (email: special-collections@bham.ac.uk). Identification of copyright holders of unpublished material is often difficult. Special Collections will assist where possible with identifying copyright owners, but responsibility for ensuring copyright clearance rests with the user of the material.