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A Database of Victorian Fiction, 1837–1901

A Database of Victorian Fiction, 1837–1901

Author: Joseph Clarke

Author: Joseph Clarke (1819–1897)

Alternate Name(s): Luke Wesley Church (pseudonym)

Biography: Joseph Clarke was born around 1819. He graduated from Corpus Christi College, Cambridge in 1884. That same year he was ordained in the Church of England. Clarke held situations in Sowerby Bridge, Leicester, Leyton, and Woodford before becoming the Vicar of Eling, Southhampton. Over the course of his life, he wrote three novels, all with a religious theme, notably Methodist. He died on 19 August 1897 in Eling.

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References: Probate; Southampton Herald (25 August 1897)

Fiction Titles:

  1. The Round Preacher: or, Reminiscences of Methodist Circuit Life.  1 vol.  London: Simpkin, 1845.
  2. From the Plough to the Pulpit, via Cambridge.  3 vol.  London: Tinsley Brothers, 1874.
  3. The Story of Two Churchwardens: Father and Son.  2 vol.  London: Skeffington, 1892.