Author Information At the Circulating Library
Author: Richard Steel Maurice (1827–1868)
Biography: Richard Steel Maurice was born in 1827 in London, the son of printer David Samson Maurice and Anne Steel. His father died about a year after his birth when the ill-fated Brunswick Theatre collapsed during a rehearsal killing part-owner Maurice and eight others. The son appears to have followed his father's trade. In 1854 he married Maria Lummen and the couple had seven children. Maurice died a few months short of his forty-first birthday. His only work of fiction, the sensational novel Albany Stark's Revenge (1868), was published a few months before his death.
References: British Census (1851, 1861)