At the Circulating Library Author Information: Herman Ludolph Prior

Author: Herman Ludolph Prior (1818–1903)

Biography: Herman Ludolph Prior was born in 1818 in Claphan, Surrey, the son of John Prior and Ann Schroeder. He attended Trinity College, Oxford, and earned a B.A. (1841) and M.A. (1847). Prior was called to the bar in 1852. He married twice—Catherine Lethbridge in 1852 and Elizabeth King in 1856—but was a widower by 1881. In the 1870s, Prior turned to fiction writing four novels. Afterwards he wrote travel guides to the Lake District. He died in 1903 in Essex.


References: Alumni Oxonienses (1888); British Census (1881, 1901); Men-at-the-Bar

Fiction Titles:

  1. Six Months Hence: Being Passages from the Life of Maria (née) Secretan.  3 vol.  London: Smith, Elder, 1870.
  2. "Behind the Veil".  3 vol.  London: Smith, Elder, 1871.
  3. Expiated.  3 vol.  London: Simpkin, 1872.
  4. Overmatched.  3 vol.  London: F. W. J. Baker, 1876.