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A Database of Victorian Fiction, 1837–1901

A Database of Victorian Fiction, 1837–1901

Author: Richard Steel Maurice

Author: Richard Steel Maurice (1827–1868)

Biography: Richard Steel Maurice was born in 1827 in London, the son of printer David Samson Maurice and Anne Steel. His father died about a year after his birth when the ill-fated Brunswick Theatre collapsed during a rehearsal killing part-owner Maurice and eight others. The son appears to have followed his father's trade. In 1854 he married Maria Lummen and the couple had seven children. Maurice died a few months short of his forty-first birthday. His only work of fiction, the sensational novel Albany Stark's Revenge (1868), was published a few months before his death.

References: British Census (1851, 1861)

Fiction Titles:

  1. Albany Stark's Revenge.  3 vol.  London: Saunders and Otley, 1868.