"something only done in novels by Ouida"
Louise [Ouida] De La Ramee
Public DomainLouise [Ouida] De La Ramee - Credit: Rockwood, NY

Ouida was the pen-name of English novelist Maria Louise Ramé (1839-1908). The daughter of a Frenchman, she produced some 44 works (usually at a rate of more than one a year) of fiction and short stories for both adults and children alike. However, her work was often condemned by critics for being 'generally flashy, and frequently unwholesome'.