Monday, September 11, 2023

"He Would Have Done His Best To Get Drowned"

"The Novel Reading Season."
T.P.'s Weekly, June 24, 1904 (HERE and below).
1 page.

Many stories that captivated our ancestors a century or more ago have, understandably, been long forgotten, but there are notable exceptions, the exploits of Sherlock Holmes being prime examples. Here we have a book review column from nearly 120 years past. Do any of the authors ring a bell? Because if they do, then they've done a lot better than some more recent writers that you could probably point to, if you could just remember their names.

~ W. A. Mackenzie (1870-1942), His Majesty's Peacock. (See Wikipedia HERE and eBay HERE.)

~ M. E. Francis (Mary E. Blundell, 1859-1930), Lychgate Hall. (Online at HERE; also see Wikipedia HERE and HERE.)
~ Arthur W. Marchmont (1852-1923), By Snare of Love. (Online at HERE; poor copy.)
~ Fergus Hume (1859-1932), The Lonely Church. (Online at Project Gutenberg Australia HERE and at as a Kindle e-book HERE.)
~ Major Arthur Griffiths (1838-1908), A Woman of Business. (Online at Google Books HERE; also see Wikipedia HERE about the author.)
~ H. Maxwell (?), The Unclaimed Million. (Fragments of this novel, two chapters, survive online in a newspaper serialization HERE.) 

Unless otherwise noted, all bibliographical data are derived from The FictionMags Index created by William G. Contento & edited by Phil Stephensen-Payne.

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