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A Database of Victorian Fiction, 1837–1901

A Database of Victorian Fiction, 1837–1901

Author: Thomas Andrew James

Author: Thomas Andrew James (1805–1841)

Biography: Thomas Andrew James was born in 1805, the only son of barrister Thomas James and the nephew of Dr. James, Bishop of Calcutta. He was called to the bar in 1834 and practiced law for a short time. James neglected his law career in favor of literature and science. He wrote one novel, Count Cagliostro: or, The Charlatan (1838), a historical novel of Louis XVI. Though well reviewed by some papers, the Times attacked its immorality, saying "The scenes and dialogues border on the indecent." James died in 1841.

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References: Gentleman's Magazine (September 1841); Times (19 April 1838, 17 August 1841)

Fiction Titles:

  1. Count Cagliostro: or, The Charlatan. A Tale of the Reign of Louis XVI.  3 vol.  London: Edward Bull, 1838.