Author:Ida Alexa Ross Wylie

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Ida Alexa Ross Wylie

also Ida Alena Ross Wylie, usually known by her pen name I. A. R. Wylie; Australian novelist, short story writer and poet who flourished during the 1910s as a romance writer, and later became known for her nonfiction work.

Ida Alexa Ross Wylie


  • The Red Mirage (1913)
  • All Sorts (1919) also published as Holy Fire and Other Stories (1920) short stories
    • Holy Fire — Thirst — John Prettyman's Fourth Dimension — An Episcopal Scherzo — The Bridge Across — "Tinker—Tailor—" — Colonel Tibbit Comes Home — "'Melia, No Good" — A Gift for St. Nicholas
  • Rogues & Company (1921)
  • The Dark House (1922) Project Gutenberg
  • Side Shows (1923) short stories
    • The Wonderful Story — The Inheritors — To the Unknown — Elfreda and the Mad Busman — Lord Bolshevik and Lady Circumstance — Greatness and Jamey Pobjoy
  • The Mad Busman, and Other Stories (1926) short stories
    • The Mad Busman · (1922, as "Elfreda and the Mad Busman") — Second Vision — The Wonderful Story · (1923) — Pas de Quatre — Greatness and Jimmy Pobjoy — Little Fräulein and the Big World · (1924) — The Perfect Marriage — "To the Unknown—" · (1923)

Works from periodicals[edit]

Longer works and series
  1. The Romances of Sandy McGrab (1914 Jan)
  2. On the Road (1914 Feb)
  3. Law and Order (1914 March)
  4. The Understudy (1914 April)
  5. The Critic's Wife (1914 May)
  6. The Last Engagement (1914 June)
  1. "Mrs. Middleton's Husband" (1918 Aug) (ss)
  2. "The Romantic Lodger" (1918 Sept) (ss)
  3. "The Road to Fortune" (1918 Oct) (ss)
  4. "The Princess and the Mask" (1918 Nov) (ss)
  5. "'Pals'" (1918 Dec) (ss)
  6. "The Great Invention" (1919 Jan) (ss)

Some or all works by this author are in the public domain in the United States because they were published before January 1, 1928.

The longest-living author of these works died in 1959, so these works are in the public domain in countries and areas where the copyright term is the author's life plus 63 years or less. These works may 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.