Author:Gabrielle Margaret Vere Long

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Gabrielle Margaret Vere Long
(1885–1952)
British author who wrote historical romances, supernatural horror stories, popular history and biography; better known by pseudonym Marjorie Bowen. Her books are much sought after by aficionados of gothic horror and received praise from critics. Other pseudonyms: Joseph Shearing, George R. Preedy, John Winch, Robert Paye and Margaret Campbell
Gabrielle Margaret Vere Long

Works[edit]

As Marjorie Bowen[edit]

  • The Viper of Milan: a Romance of Lombardy (1906) Gothic/historical fiction
  • The Master of Stair (Original UK title, The Glen o' Weeping) Gothic/historical fiction (1907)
  • Black Magic: A Tale of the Rise and Fall of the Antichrist, 1922 ed. (1909) Gothic fiction
  • The Sword Decides: a Chronicle of a Queen in the Dark Ages (1908)


  • A Moment's Madness (1908)
  • The Leopard and the Lily (1909)
  • I Will Maintain (1910, revised 1943) (external scan)
  • God and the King (1911) (external scan)
  • Defender of the Faith (1911)
  • God's Playthings (1912)
  • Lover's Knots (1912)
  • The Rake's Progress (1912)
  • The Quest of Glory (1912)
  • The Governor of England (1913)
  • A Knight of Spain (1913)
  • The Two Carnations (1913)
  • Prince and Heretic (1914)
  • Because of These Things (1915)
  • Mr Washington (US title The Soldier from Virginia) (1915)
  • The Carnival of Florence (1915)
  • Shadows of Yesterday (1916) short stories
  • William, by Grace of God (1916)
  • Curious Happenings (1917) short stories
  • The Third Estate (1917); Revised edition, Eugenie, (1971)
  • Kings-at-Arms (1918)
  • The Burning Glass (1918)
  • Crimes of Old London (1919) short stories
  • Mr Misfortunate (1919)
  • The Cheats, A Romantic Fantasy (1920)
  • The Pleasant Husband and other stories (1921)
  • Roccoco (1921)
  • The Haunted Vintage (1921)
  • The Jest. (1922) From "La Cena delle beffe" by Sem Benelli. Rendered into English and put into novel form.
  • Affairs of Men (1922) (selections from Bowen's novels)
  • Stinging Nettles (1923) semi-autobiographical novel
  • Seeing Life! and Other Stories (1923)

Individual short works[edit]


Some or all works by this author are in the public domain in the United States because they were published before January 1, 1924.


The author died in 1952, so works by this author are also in the public domain in countries and areas where the copyright term is the author's life plus 60 years or less. Works by this author may also be in the public domain in countries and areas with longer native copyright terms that apply the rule of the shorter term to foreign works.