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A Database of Victorian Fiction, 1837–1901

A Database of Victorian Fiction, 1837–1901

Author: Robert Thynne

Author: Robert Thynne (1827–1907)

Biography: Robert Thynne was born in 1827 in Clondalkin, Co. Dublin, the only child of the Rev. William S. Thynne. He entered Trinity College Dublin in 1848 but left after two years to move to Australia. While there, he completed a B. A. at the University of Melbourne. After ten years in Australia, he returned to Ireland where he married Mary Clara English in 1864. There after, he turned to writing producing several travel books and novels with Irish and Australian settings. In 1901, he lived in Dublin. But at his death on 30 December 1907 he lived in London.

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References: Irish Census (1901); Loeber; Weekly Irish Times (11 January 1908)

Fiction Titles:

  1. Ravensdale: A Novel.  3 vol.  London: Tinsley Brothers, 1873.
  2. Tom Delany: A Novel.  3 vol.  London: Samuel Tinsley, 1873.
  3. For this Cause: A Novel.  3 vol.  London: Sampson Low, 1877.
  4. Matthew Flinders: or, How We Have Australia. Being the True Story of Captain Flinders' Explorations and Adventures.  1 vol.  London: John Hogg, 1896.
  5. The Turn of the Tide: An Irish Story of the Day.  1 vol.  London: Roxburghe Press, 1896.
  6. Irish Holidays: or, Studies out of School.  1 vol.  London: John Long, 1898.
  7. Boffin's Find: A Tale of the 'Fifties.  1 vol.  London: John Long, 1899.
  8. King Radàma's Word: or, John Aiken's Adventures in Madagascar.  1 vol.  London: John Hogg, 1899.
  9. John Townley: A Tale for the Times.  1 vol.  London: H. J. Drane, 1901.