“A Burglary – or, Unconscious Influence” is an 1883 novel by Elizabeth Amy Dillwyn. A classic Victorian comedy of manners, the story revolves around the burglary of heiress Ethel Carton while she’s visiting the welsh town of Llwyn-yr-Allt, the blame for which is unjustly laid on a local poacher. The true culprit, however, is someone much closer to home. An enjoyable tale full of charming rural depictions, gripping melodrama, and social comedy that will appeal to fans of Victorian literature. Elizabeth Amy Dillwyn (1845–1935) was a businesswoman, social benefactor, and novelist famous for being among Britain’s first female industrialists. Other notable works by this author include: “Jill and Jack” (1887), “The Rebecca Rioter” (1880), and “Chloe Arguelle” (1881). Read & Co. Classics is proudly republishing this classic novel now in a new edition complete with a specially-commissioned new biography of the author.