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Author: Edward Rose (1849–1904)
Biography: Edward Rose was born in 1849 in Swaffham, Norfolk, the son of Dr. Caleb Rose. He was educated at Ipswich School then articled to a solicitor. At an early age he expressed interest in drama and made his success with Our Farm which ran for 100 nights at the Queen's Theatre. Rose was best known for his dramatic adaptations of popular novels: Vice Versa, The Prisoner of Zenda, and Under the Red Robe. He wrote one novel, V.R.: or, The Adventures of Three Days in 1837 (1887), a comedy about a young woman mistaken for yet-to-be-crowned Queen Victoria. He died suddenly of heart failure at home on New Year's Eve 1904.
References: Times (5 January 1905)