Happy Holidays! The 12 Days of LT scavenger hunt is going on. Can you solve the clues?
This site uses cookies to deliver our services, improve performance, for analytics, and (if not signed in) for advertising. By using LibraryThing you acknowledge that you have read and understand our Terms of Service and Privacy Policy. Your use of the site and services is subject to these policies and terms.

Elizabeth Robins (1862–1952)

Author of The Convert

Includes the names: Elizabeth Robbind

MembersReviewsPopularityRatingFavorited   Events   
87 (95)3145,786 (3.65)00

Top members (works)

Member favorites

Members: None

Add to favorites
No events listed. (add an event)
You must log in to edit Common Knowledge data.
For more help see the Common Knowledge help page.
Canonical name
Legal name
Other names
Date of birth
Date of death
Burial location
Country (for map)
Place of death
Places of residence
Awards and honors
Short biography
Elizabeth Robins was the eldest daughter of a metallurgist and an opera singer. During her childhood, her father left Kentucky for Colorado to work, leaving the children in the care of their mother Hannah. When Hannah was committed to a psychiatric institution, the siblings were divided among relatives and Elizabeth was sent to live with her grandmother in Ohio. Elizabeth wanted to become an actress, and left home at age 18 to join a touring theatre company. In 1885, she married George Richmond Parks, another actor. He committed suicide two years later and Elizabeth went to England. There she established herself as a leading stage actress, starring in the premiere of Hedda Gabbler in 1891. She also starred in several other Henrik Ibsen plays, including John Gabriel Borkman. She retired from the stage in 1902 to become more involved in the women's suffrage movement. She assisted with the establishment of the Actresses Franchise League and became the first president of the Women Writers’ Suffrage League, founded in 1908. Elizabeth Robins remained unmarried but had a longterm relationship with Octavia Wilberforce, a physician and fellow suffragist. She wrote two plays and published several novels, sometimes using the pseudonym "C.E. Raimond." Among these works were the bestselling The Magnetic North (1904), The Convert (1907), Way Stations (1913) and Ancilla’s Share (1924). Her semi-autobiographical novel, The Open Question, was published in 1898.
Disambiguation notice

Member ratings

Average: (3.65)
1 1
3 2
3.5 1
4 4
5 2

Improve this author

Combine/separate works

Author division

Elizabeth Robins is currently considered a "single author." If one or more works are by a distinct, homonymous authors, go ahead and split the author.


Elizabeth Robins is composed of 2 names. You can examine and separate out names.

Combine with…


About | Contact | Privacy/Terms | Help/FAQs | Blog | Store | APIs | TinyCat | Legacy Libraries | Early Reviewers | Common Knowledge | 130,823,016 books! | Top bar: Always visible