At the Circulating Library Author Information: William Money Hardinge

Author: William Money Hardinge (1854–1916)

Biography: William Money Hardinge was born in 1854, the son of Dr. Henry Hardinge. He attended Winchester and Oxford. At Balliol, he took up aestheticism and poetry. His homosexual-themed poetry and his correspondence with Walter Pater led to Pater's failure to receive a new post and Hardinge's rustication for nine months. On his return, he received the Newdigate Prize for 1876. After graduation, he turned to writing as a career, producing four novels. He died in 1916.

References: Angela Thirlwell, William and Lucy: The Other Rossettis (Yale, 2003); Times (18 November 1916)

Fiction Titles:

  1. Clifford Gray: A Romance of Modern Life.  1 vol.  London: Smith, Elder, 1881.
  2. Eugenia: An Episode.  3 vol.  London: Smith, Elder, 1883.
  3. The Willow Garth: A Novel.  2 vol.  London: Bentley, 1886.
  4. Out of the Fog.  1 vol.  London: Bentley, 1888.