Author Information At the Circulating Library

Author: John Bennett (1815–1894)

Biography: John Bennett was born in 1816 in Plymouth. His early life cannot be traced. By the 1850s, Bennett had moved to London to work as a printer and publisher. He married novelist Mary E. Bennett, the sister of novelist John Saunders. The couple had four daughters. Bennett wrote a few sensational novels himself, including the detective novel Tom Fox: or, The Revelations of a Detective (1860) and the topical novel My Wife's Earnings: A Tale of the Married Women's Property Act (1873). The family fortunes suffered over the years forcing Mary Bennett to apply successfully to the Royal Literary Fund. He died in 1894 in Fulham.

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References: Boase; British Census (1871, 1881); RLF (case number 973); Times (4 July 1894)

Titles:

  1. Night and Day: or, Better Late than Never.  1 vol.  London: Ward, Lock, 1858.
  2. Tom Fox: or, The Revelations of a Detective.  1 vol.  London: George Vickers, 1860.
  3. My Wife's Earnings: A Tale of the Married Women's Property Act.  1 vol.  London: E. W. Allen, 1873.