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A Database of Victorian Fiction, 1837–1901

A Database of Victorian Fiction, 1837–1901

Author: George Slythe Street

Author: George Slythe Street (1867–1936)

Biography: George Slythe Street was born in 1867 in Wimbleton, the son of Samuel Philip Street. He attended Charterhouse and Exeter College, Oxford, where he took a first in Classics in 1888 and a second in Lit. Hum. in 1890. As a young man, he was discovered by editor W. E. Henley and worked on the National Observer. His first literary work was the satire of the aesthetic movement, The Autobiography of a Boy (1894). He followed this with several more novels, mostly in the satiric vein. After the turn of the century, he turned to the stage, writing at least one play. In 1913, he became an Examiner of Plays in the Lord Chamberlain's office, a post he held for several years. He was a life-long bachelor. He died in 1936.

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References: Times (2 November 1936); Who's Who (1897)

Fiction Titles:

  1. The Autobiography of a Boy.  1 vol.  London: John Lane, 1894.
  2. Episodes.  1 vol.  London: William Heinemann, 1895.
  3. The Wise and the Wayward.  1 vol.  London: John Lane, 1896.
  4. The Trials of the Bantocks.  1 vol.  London: John Lane, 1900.