At the Circulating Library Author Information: Frederic Breton

Author: Frederic Breton (1864–1902)

Biography: Frederick Edward Breton was born in 1864 in London, the son of solicitor Alexander Gordon Breton and Florence Barbara Slade. His paternal grandfather was Sir Frederick William Slade, 2nd baronet. By the 1890s, he was working as a journalist and sub-editor. In addition, he began writing fiction, publishing several novels and contributing short stories to leading magazines such as Pearson's. In 1890, he married Emily Alice Strong. The couple had no children and appear to have separated by 1901. The following year Breton died in Sussex.


References: British Census (1871, 1891, 1901)

Fiction Titles:

  1. The Crime of Maunsell Grange: A Novel.  3 vol.  London: Osgood, McIlvaine, 1893.
  2. A Heroine in Homespun: A Crofter Chronicle.  2 vol.  London: Bentley, 1893.
  3. God Forsaken.  1 vol.  London: Hutchinson, 1895.
  4. The Trespasses of Two.  1 vol.  London: Hutchinson, 1896.
  5. The Black Mass: A Contemporary Romance.  1 vol.  London: Hutchinson, 1897.
  6. True Heart.  1 vol.  London: Grant Richards, 1898.
  7. God Save England!.  1 vol.  London: Grant Richards, 1899.
  8. The Eccentric Lord Ulverscroft.  1 vol.  London: John Macqueen, 1902.