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A Database of Victorian Fiction, 1837–1901

A Database of Victorian Fiction, 1837–1901

Author: George Valentine Cox

Author: George Valentine Cox (1786–1875)

Biography: George Valentine Cox lived his entire life in the orbit of Oxford. He was born in 1786 in Oxford and attended Magdalen College as a chorister in 1794. He went on to earn an M.A. from New College, Oxford, in 1806. The same year he was elected Esquire Bedel in law, a position he held for the next sixty years. He also was elected the university coroner and served as the Master of the New College Choristers' School (a post he held for fifty years). Early in life he wrote one novel, Jeannette Isabella (1837). Later in life he translated works from German and wrote a memoir, Recollections of Oxford (1868). He married early in life and died on 19 March 1875 in Oxford.

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References: Boase; Magdalen College School Journal (May 1875)

Fiction Titles:

  1. Jeannette Isabelle: A Novel.  3 vol.  London: John Richardson, 1837.