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A Database of Victorian Fiction, 1837–1901

A Database of Victorian Fiction, 1837–1901

Author: Percy Clarke

Author: Percy Clarke (1861–1948)

Biography: Percy Clarke was born on 14 November 1861 in Wolverhampton, the son of businessman Henry Clarke of Cannon Hall, Hampstead. He earned a LL. B. and practiced as a solicitor. In the early 1880s, he traveled to Australia and wrote a travel book upon his return. In addition, he wrote two novels, a book on medical law, and a memoir of his father. He married in 1887 to Alice Mary Young and the couple had three children. He died on 25 October 1948 in Worthing.

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References: British Census (1871, 1881, 1891, 1901, 1911); Kentish Mercury (22 July 1887); West Sussex Gazette (28 October 1948)

Fiction Titles:

  1. Three Diggers: A Tale of the Australian 'Fifties.  1 vol.  London: Sampson Low, 1889.
  2. The Valley Council: or, Leaves from the Journal of Thomas Bateman of Canbelego Station N.S.W..  1 vol.  London: Sampson Low, 1891.