Mrs. Henry Wood

Wood, Mrs. Henry, 1814–87, English novelist whose maiden name was Ellen Price. Her melodramatic and sensational novel East Lynne (1861) was dramatized and became a permanent stock piece for more than a generation. Most of her work appeared first in the magazine Argosy, which she bought in 1867.

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