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Bibliography: Unknown by Ouida (Marie Louise de la Ramee)

Ouida (Marie Louise de la Ramee)
Note Source
Uncle Valentine and Other Stories 158; Index 3/9/1901; "The Hundred Worst Books and They That Wrote Them"
Note Relating to Cather

In "Coming, Eden Bower!" Edens mother hides Ouida's novels: "a long row of them in the upstairs storeroom, behind the linen chest."

In her review of Pinero's The Gay Lord Quex, Cather writes, "...there is the devout interest that dressmakers and hat makers take in the careers of the people who wear their creations; their fond picturings of the adventures which these gowns are destined to grace, imaginings inspired by ecstatic readings of Ouida."

In "The Hundred Worst Books and They That Wrote Them," Cather says of Marie Corelli, "there is no second to this inspired and raving sibyl, who could have been fitly described and adjectived only by Ouida in her vanished prime."