Marie Corelli — British Novelist of the Early 20th Century

Steve Newman Writer
3 min readApr 10, 2021

She was also very fond of taking people to court…

Corelli. Image: wikimedia

Marie Corelli (real name Mary MacKay) was often two-faced and careless with the truth. She was extraordinarily Shakespearean, and, in 1900, decided she wanted to build a free library in Stratford, bearing her name, which was a noble thought. So she contacted an old friend, Fred Winter, a local store owner and part…