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A Database of Victorian Fiction, 1837–1901

A Database of Victorian Fiction, 1837–1901

Author: Walter Charles Rhoades

Author: Walter Charles Rhoades (1860–1927)

Biography: Walter Charles Rhoades was born in 1860 in Mitcham, Surrey, the son of Joseph Rhoades and Sarah Bailey. As a youth, he was quite an athelete, both as a runner and a cricketer. He worked as a civil servant, first as a clerk in the Inland Revenue Department then in the pay office of the Supreme Court. In the 1890s, he began writing boys' fiction with Our Fellows at St. Mark's (1891) and followed with many others. He married and the couple had a daughter. He died in 1927.

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References: British Census (1881, 1901, 1911); Times (25 August 1927)

Fiction Titles:

  1. Our Fellows at St. Mark's: A School Story.  1 vol.  Edinburgh: W. P. Nimmo, 1891.
  2. The Story of John Trevennick.  3 vol.  London: Macmillan, 1893.
  3. A Houseful of Rebels: Being an Account of Three Naughty Girls, and their Adventures in Fairyland.  1 vol.  London: Archibald Constable, 1897.
  4. Two Scapegraces: A School Story.  1 vol.  London: Archibald Constable, 1898.
  5. The Boy from Cuba: A School Story.  1 vol.  London: Partridge, 1900.