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A Database of Victorian Fiction, 1837–1901

A Database of Victorian Fiction, 1837–1901

Author: Hugh Neville

Author: Hugh Neville (1851–1897)

Biography: Hugh Neville was born on 9 June 1851 in London, the third son of Ralph Neville-Grenville of Butleigh Court near Glastonbury. He attended Eton and Magdalen College, Cambridge, earning an B. A. (1874) and an M. A. (1878). As a youth, he wrote a single novel, Sir Richard (1870). He entered the Sri Lankan [Ceylon] civil service and served in a number of legal positions. While abroad, he discovered and described several new species and collected shells and manuscripts. Neville edited a journal of Eastern studies The Taprobanian (1885–1888). He died on 10 April 1897 in Hyères, France.

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References: Boase; Times (1 May 1897)

Fiction Titles:

  1. Sir Richard.  3 vol.  London: Hurst and Blackett, 1870.