Alice Perrin or Alice Robinson (15 July 1867 – 13 February 1934) was a British novelist who wrote about the British in colonial India. She became successful after the publication of her short ghost story collection East of Suez.
Perrin was born in the hill station of Mussoorie in Anglo-India in 1867. She was sent to England where she went to school and when she returned she married an engineer Charles Perrin on 26 May 1886 in Dehra. Once married and after the birth of their only child she took to writing.
Though perhaps best known today for her romance novels set in India, Perrin gained initial fame writing Anglo-Indian ghost stories that, like her contemporary Bithia Mary Croker, are more subversive than her longer fiction.
- Alice Perrin Wikipedia
- "Between Two Worlds: Racial Identity in Alice Perrin's "The Stronger Claim"" by Melissa Edmundson Makala Victorian Literature and Culture Vol. 42, No. 3 (2014), pp. 491-508. jstor.org. Register with jstor.org and read for free.
Historical books online
- Sample page, East of Suez, 2011 reprint edition, first published 1901. Google Books.
- Review of East of Suez. theshortreview.com
- Review "East of Suez: Stories of Love, Betrayal & Hauntings from the Raj" sangatreview.org
- Star of India by Alice Perrin 1919 Archive.org
- Books by Alice Perrin in the Internet Archive, Archive.org.
- Books by Alice Perrin in the HathiTrust Digital Library
- Wikipedia artice, see above.
- 'Chapter 8, Animal Gothic in Alice Perrin’s East of Suez" page 157 Women’s Colonial Gothic Writing, 1850-1930: Haunted Empire by Melissa Edmundson 2018 Google Books