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A Database of Victorian Fiction, 1837–1901

A Database of Victorian Fiction, 1837–1901

Author: John Henry Mancur

Author: John Henry Mancur (1809–1848)

Biography: John Henry Mancur was born in 1809 in Walworth, Surrey, the son of John Mancur and his wife Sophia. His early life cannot be traced. His first novel was Henri Quatre (1834), a clear imitation of G. P. R. James. In 1840, he married Harriet Davis. Soon after, it appears the couple moved to New York where Mancur contributed to numerous periodicals and wrote several more novels. Only his later The Palais Royal (1844) appeared in his native land. He died on 30 November 1848 in New York. Note: several sources give his dates erroneously as 1774–1850.

References: New York Herald (2 December 1848)

Fiction Titles:

  1. The Palais Royal: An Historical Romance.  3 vol.  London: Henry Colburn, 1844.