Braddon, Mary Elizabeth. Born in 1837. Novelist. After contributing to the provincial press, succeeded in getting a comedy, "Loves of Arcadia," accepted at the Strand Theater. In 1861 she produced a volume of poems, "Garibaldi," and then turning to fiction, published rapidly "Lady Lisle," "Lady Audley's Secret, "Aurora Floyd," and "Henry Dunbar." These books established her as one of the most popular novelists of the day, and later works, which she published in large number, did not diminish her reputation. Died 1915.