Author Information At the Circulating Library

Author: Theodore A. Tharp (1844–1915)

Biography: Theodore Augustus Tharp was born in 1844, the son of Augustus James Tharp, the vicar of Chippenham, Cambridgeshire. Little is known of his early life. By the 1870s, he was writing plays, including Talbot's Trust (1875) and Fair Women and Brave Men (1898). In addition, Tharp wrote two novels: The Sword of Damocles (1880) and the sensational Cradled in a Storm (1888). Tharp also contributed stories to London Society. He died in 1915.

References: Athenaeum (12 November 1898); British Census (1851); Probate


  1. The Sword of Damocles.  3 vol.  London: Chapman and Hall, 1880.
  2. Cradled in a Storm: A Story of Gaunchester-Haugh.  1 vol.  London: John Maxwell, 1888.