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A Database of Victorian Fiction, 1837–1901

A Database of Victorian Fiction, 1837–1901

Author: William Brewer

Author: William Brewer (1812–1881)

Biography: William Brewer was born in 1812, the second son of John Sherren Brewer, a Norwich schoolmaster. He was educated at the University of Edinburgh where he earned a M.D. in 1834. Brewer served on a number of political and governmental positions, including M.P. for Colchester (1868–74), member of Metropolitan Board of Works for St. George's Hanover Square, and chairman of the Metropolitan Asylums Board. He wrote The Family Medical Reference Book (1840) and the historical novel Beatrice Sforza (1863). He died in 1881 in London.

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References: Boase; British Census (1881)

Fiction Titles:

  1. Beatrice Sforza: or, The Progress of Truth.  3 vol.  London: Chapman and Hall, 1863.