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A Database of Victorian Fiction, 1837–1901

A Database of Victorian Fiction, 1837–1901

Author: Haskett Smith

Author: Haskett Smith (1848–1906)

Biography: The Rev. Haskett Smith was a graduate of Christ's College, Cambridge and the rector of Brauncewell, Lincolnshire. He was the author of The Divine Epiphany (1879) and later decided to follow Laurence Oliphant (1829–1888) to the Holy Land in 1882. (He seems to have left a wife and daughter behind.) In Haifa, Smith became Oliphant's right-hand man. After Oliphant's death, Smith used his experiences to write a roman-á-clef For God and Humanity (1891) and a travel guide to Syria and Palestine. He died in 1906.

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References: Allibone; Athenaeum (20 January 1906); British Census (1881)

Fiction Titles:

  1. For God and Humanity: A Romance of Mount Carmel.  3 vol.  Edinburgh: Blackwood, 1891.