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Marlitt

Marlitt, Eugenie, nom de plume of E. John, a German novelist. She was born in 1825 at Arnstadt, Thuringia, and entered upon a theatrical career, which she was obliged to abandon through illness. She afterwards acted as amanuensis to the Princess of Schwarzburg-Sonderhausen, her early patron. In 1863 she began to yvrite romances, among the best of which were Goldelse (1866). The Old Maid's Secret (1867), and Countess Gisela (1869). She died in 1887.