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A Database of Victorian Fiction, 1837–1901

A Database of Victorian Fiction, 1837–1901

Author: Wilfrid Hugh Chesson

Author: Wilfrid Hugh Chesson (1870–1952)

Biography: Wilfrid Hugh Chesson was born in 1870 in Lambeth, the son of journalist Frederick W. Chesson. He worked as a journalist and reader for publisher T. Fisher Unwin. Chesson was the editor of the works of actor Chalres Keen. He wrote several novels, including the bildungsroman Name this Child (1894) and the supernatural tale A Great Lie (1897). In 1901 he married novelist Eleanor Jane Hopper ("Nora Hopper") (1871–1906). He died in 1853.

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References: Briitsh Census (1881, 1901); DNB (Eleanor Jane Hopper); Loeber (Eleanor Jane Hopper); Times (21 April 1906)

Fiction Titles:

  1. Name this Child: A Story of Two.  2 vol.  London: T. Fisher Unwin, 1894.