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A Database of Victorian Fiction, 1837–1901

A Database of Victorian Fiction, 1837–1901

Author: William Hurton

Author: William Hurton (1825–1862)

Alternate Name(s): Trysail (pseudonym)

Biography: William Hurton was born on 2 March 1825 in Newark, the son of boat builder William Hurton. He moved to Edinburgh and became a prolific journalist contributing to Chambers's Edinburgh Journal, the Leisure Hour, and the London Journal among others. In addition, he wrote a handful of novels. He married Lilias Wright in 1861 and they had a son. A year later, Hurton died after several months of decline on 10 August 1862 in Edinburgh due to "disease of the brain." His widow successfully applied to the Royal Literary Fund.

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References: RLF (case number 1605); Wellesley

Fiction Titles:

  1. The Pirate's Doom: or, A Midshipman's First Voyage.  1 vol.  London: Hextall and Wall, 1843.
  2. The King's Daughter: or, Revelations of Our Own Times.  1 vol.  London: George Pierce, 1847.
  3. The Doomed Ship: or, The Wreck of the Arctic Regions.  1 vol.  London: Willoughby and Co., 1856.
  4. Vonved the Dane: The Count of Elsinore.  2 vol.  London: Bentley, 1861.
  5. Hearts of Oak: or, Naval Yarns.  1 vol.  London: Bentley, 1862.