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A Database of Victorian Fiction, 1837–1901

A Database of Victorian Fiction, 1837–1901

Author: Frederic Edward Breton

Author: Frederic Edward Breton (1864–1902)

Biography: Frederick Edward Breton was born in 1864 in London, the son of solicitor Alexander Gordon Breton and Florence Barbara Slade. His paternal grandfather was Sir Frederick William Slade, 2nd baronet. By the 1890s, he was working as a journalist and sub-editor. In the 1890s, he began writing fiction, publishing several novels and contributing short stories to leading magazines such as Pearson's. In addition to his other work, Breton translated Gaston Vuillier's travel book The Forgotten Isles (1896). In 1890, he married Emily Alice Strong and the couple had three children. In 1902, Breton died in Sussex at the relatively young age of 38 while in the midst of correcting the proofs of his final novel.

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References: British Census (1871, 1891, 1901); pers inf (Blair Breton)

Fiction Titles:

  1. The Crime of Maunsell Grange: A Novel.  3 vol.  London: Osgood, McIlvaine, 1893.
  2. A Heroine in Homespun: A Crofter Chronicle.  2 vol.  London: Bentley, 1893.
  3. God Forsaken.  1 vol.  London: Hutchinson, 1895.
  4. The Trespasses of Two.  1 vol.  London: Hutchinson, 1896.
  5. The Black Mass: A Contemporary Romance.  1 vol.  London: Hutchinson, 1897.
  6. True Heart.  1 vol.  London: Grant Richards, 1898.
  7. God Save England!.  1 vol.  London: Grant Richards, 1899.
  8. The Eccentric Lord Ulverscroft.  1 vol.  London: John Macqueen, 1902.