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A Database of Victorian Fiction, 1837–1901

A Database of Victorian Fiction, 1837–1901

Author: Henry Murray

Author: Henry Murray (1859–1937)

Biography: Henry Murray was born in 1859 in West Bromwich, the son of a printer and bookseller. He is the younger brother of novelist David Christie Murray. As a young man, he fled his severe and unsympathetic home and joined his brother in literary London. He assisted his brother in a novel A Dangerous Catspaw (1889) before single-authoring five novels himself. Murray had a wide circle of friends, including Robert Buchanan (the two co-authored a novel together) and Alfred Harmsworth. He gave up fiction for journalism and playwriting. He never married and died in 1937.

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References: British Census (1881, 1901); Henry Murray, A Stepson of Fortune (1909); Times (17 June 1937); Wellesley

Fiction Titles:

  1. A Game of Bluffs.  1 vol.  London: Chatto and Windus, 1890.
  2. A Deputy Providence.  1 vol.  London: Chapman and Hall, 1891.
  3. A Song of Sixpence.  1 vol.  London: Chatto and Windus, 1892.
  4. A Man of Genius.  2 vol.  London: Ward and Downey, 1895.
  5. The Ordeal of Thomas Taffler, Costermonger.  1 vol.  London: Ward and Downey, 1896.
  6. A Fatal Mistake.  1 vol.  London: Ward and Downey, 1896.