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A Database of Victorian Fiction, 1837–1901

A Database of Victorian Fiction, 1837–1901

Author: Charles John Boyle

Author: Charles John Boyle (1806–1885)

Biography: Charles John Boyle was born on 10 May 1806 in Sussex, the son of naval officer Sir Courtenay Boyle (1770–1844) and his wife Carolina Amelia (née Poyntz). Boyle's paternal grandfather was the 7th Earl of Cork and his younger sister was the novelist Mary Louisa Boyle. Following her lead, he wrote a single novel, Love's Exchange (1839). In 1849, he married Zacynthia Moore and the couple would have seven children. Their only daughter Audrey Georgiana Florence Boyle would marry Hallam Tennyson, the son of the poet. Boyle served in a number of colonial postings including South Africa and Mauritius. Based on his experience in the latter, he wrote Far Away: or, Sketches of Scenery and Society in Mauritius (1867). He spent his latter years as an invalid and died on 20 August 1885 in Cranbrook, Kent.

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References: ADB (Audrey G. F. Tennyson); British Census (1861, 1871); Burke

Fiction Titles:

  1. Love's Exchange: A Tale.  3 vol.  London: Longman, 1839.