Writer; socialite. Born– August 23, 1863, Richmond, Va. Parents– Alfred Landon and Sarah (Macmurdo) Rives. Goddaughter of Robert E. Lee. Moved to Mobile in 1870. Married– John Armstrong Chanler, June 14, 1888; divorced, 1895. Married– Prince Pierre Troubetzoy, February 18, 1896. Pursued a scandalous lifestyle that is reflected in her very successful novels. Suffered from rheumatic fever and treatment caused drug addiction; recovered from the addiction and used the experience for the basis of one book. One of the first American authors influenced by advances in psychiatry. Died June 15, 1945.


Notable American Women, Women’s Who’s Who in America, 1914-1915; and Current Biography, 1945.


According to St. John. New York; J.W. Lovell Co., 1891.

As the Wind Blew. New York: Frederick A. Stokes, 1920.

Athelwold. New York; Harper and Brothers, 1893.

Augustine the Man. New York; John Lane, 1906.

Barbara Dering. Philadelphia; J.B. Lippincott, 1893.

A Brother to Dragons. New York; Harper and Brothers, 1888.

Damsel Errant. Philadelphia; Lippincott, 1898.

The Elusive Lady. London; Hurst & Blackett, 1918.

Firedamp. New York; F.A. Stokes, 1930.

Ghost Garden.  Toronto:  S.B.Gundy, 1918.

The Golden Rose. New York; Harper and Brothers, 1908.

Herod and Marianne. Philadelphia; J. B. Lipppincott, 1888.

Hidden House. Philadelphia; Lippincott, 1912.

Meriel.  London:  Chatto and Windas, 1898.

Pan’s Mountain. New York; Harper and Brothers, 1910.

The Queerness of Celia. New York; F. A. Stokes, 1926.

The Quick or the Dead? Philadelphia; Lippincott, 1888.

The Sea Woman’s Clock, and November Eve. Cincinnati; Stewart Kidd Co. 1923.

Sele’ne. New York:  Harper and Brothers, 1905.

Shadows of Flames. New York; F. A. Stokes, 1915.

Tanis, the Sang Digger. New York; Town Topic Pub. Co., 1893.

Trix and Over-the-Moon. New York; Harper and Brothers, 1909.

Virginia of Virginia. New York; Harper and Brothers, 1888.

Witness of the Sun.  Philadelphia: Lippincott, 1888.

World’s End. New York; F. A. Stokes, 1914.

Song Lyrics;

My Laddie. New York; G. Schirmer, 1906.


The papers of Amelie Louise Rives Troubetskoy are held by the Albert and Shirley Small Special Collections Library at the University of Virginia.