Author Information At the Circulating Library
Author: William Money Hardinge (1854–1916)
Biography: William Money Hardinge was born in 1854, the son of Dr. Henry Hardinge. He attended Winchester and Oxford. At Balliol, he took up aestheticism and poetry. His homosexual-themed poetry and his correspondence with Walter Pater led to Pater's failure to receive a new post and Hardinge's rustication for nine months. On his return, he received the Newdigate Prize for 1876. After graduation, he turned to writing as a career, producing four novels. He died in 1916.
References: Angela Thirlwell, William and Lucy: The Other Rossettis (Yale, 2003); Times (18 November 1916)