The Unloved Wife by Mrs. Southworth


It a splendid spectacle, that famous masquerade ball. He given the valedictory of the old and the salutatory of the new year. The open of one of the most brilliant seasons our national capital had ever seen.


Unloved Wife – a novel by E. D. E. N. Southworth

Unloved Wife first published in New York by A.L. Burt Company, 1890.

Emma Dorothy Eliza Nevitte Southworth (1819~1899) wrote of more than 60 novels in the latter part of the 19th century. She probably the most widely read author of that era.
Southworth’s first story, The Irish Refugee, published in the Baltimore Saturday Visitor. Some of her earliest works appeared in The National Era, the newspaper that printed Uncle Tom’s Cabin. The bulk of her work appeared as a serial in Robert Bonner’s The New York Ledger. He widely read in the 1850s and 1860s.

Her first novel, Retribution, a serial for The National Era publish in book form in 1846. She gave up teach and became a regular contributor to various periodicals.
Her best known work The Hidden Hand. It first appeared in serial form in The New York Ledger in 1859. Serialized in 1868-69, and 1883. In book form first appearing in 1888. Her novels deal with the Southern United States during the post-American Civil War.


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