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A Database of Victorian Fiction, 1837–1901

A Database of Victorian Fiction, 1837–1901

Author: William Platt

Author: William Platt (1808–1883)

Biography: William Platt was born on 15 July 1808 in Blackfriars, Surrey. He attended the Merchant Taylors School. Much of his life cannot be traced. Beginning in the 1850s, he began writing novels eventually publishing ten in all. At some time he married and had a daughter. By 1881, he lived in Newton Abbot where he died in May 1883.

References: Allibone; Boase; British Census (1881)

Fiction Titles:

  1. Tom Thornton: or, Last Resources.  3 vol.  Edinburgh: Blackwood, 1854.
  2. Mothers and Sons: A Story of Real Life.  3 vol.  London: C. J. Skeet, 1857.
  3. Betty Westminster: or, The Worship of Wealth. A Novel.  3 vol.  London: T. C. Newby, 1859.
  4. The Story of a Lost Life.  3 vol.  London: T. C. Newby, 1860.
  5. Yorke House: A Novel.  3 vol.  London: T. C. Newby, 1862.
  6. Grace of Glenholme.  3 vol.  London: T. C. Newby, 1863.
  7. Alice Hythe: A Novel.  3 vol.  London: C. J. Skeet, 1864.
  8. Angelo Lyons.  3 vol.  London: Saunders and Otley, 1866.
  9. The House of Rochfort: A Novel.  3 vol.  London: Saunders and Otley, 1867.
  10. Wallencourt: or, Sons and their Sires.  3 vol.  London: Saunders and Otley, 1868.