Author Information At the Circulating Library

Author: Joseph Middleton (1818–1871)

Biography: Joseph Middleton was born in 1818 near Leeds, the son of Joseph Middleton of Grove House. He studied law and became a barrister. Later, he served as the recorder of Scarborough. Besides a collection of poems (1840), he wrote three novels. His third novel, in particular, took on the deceased wife's sister controversy. He died in 1871 near Leeds.

References: Boase

Titles:

  1. Stanhope: A Domestic Novel.  1 vol.  London: Saunders and Otley, 1845.
  2. Marmaduke Lorrimer: A Novel.  3 vol.  London: T. C. Newby, 1850.
  3. Love versus Law: or, Marriage with a Deceased Wife's Sister. A Novel.  3 vol.  London: T. C. Newby, 1855.