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A Database of Victorian Fiction, 1837–1901

A Database of Victorian Fiction, 1837–1901

Author: Arthur Williams Marchmont

Author: Arthur Williams Marchmont (1853–1923)

Biography: Arthur William Marchmont was probably born in 1853 in London, the son of the Rev. Henry Marchmont. His mother appears to have died at his birth or shortly after. He attended Pembroke College, Oxford, where he took a degree before entering Lincoln's Inn. He left law and turned to journalism, editing the North Eastern Daily Gazette and the Lancashire Daily Post. In the mid-1890s, he left journalism to devote himself to fiction. In total, he wrote some 35 novels which often featured exciting plots and foreign settings. In 1892, he married Fanny Jaques but the couple had no children. Marchmont died on 2 July 1923 in Bath a fortnight after his wife Fanny.

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References: British Census (1871, 1881, 1901, 1911); Sutherland; Times (3 July 1923); Wellesley; Who's Who (1907)

Fiction Titles:

  1. Isa: A Novel.  2 vol.  London: Remington, 1887.
  2. Madeline Power.  1 vol.  London: Oliphant, 1891.
  3. Sir Jaffray's Wife.  1 vol.  London: Frederick Warne, 1895.
  4. By Right of Sword.  1 vol.  London: Hutchinson, 1897.
  5. The Greatest Gift.  1 vol.  London: Hutchinson, 1899.
  6. A Dash for a Throne.  1 vol.  London: Hutchinson, 1899.
  7. For Love or Crown.  1 vol.  London: Hutchinson, 1901.
  8. In the Name of a Woman.  1 vol.  London: Longman, 1901.
  9. Sarita the Carlist.  1 vol.  London: Hutchinson, 1902.
  10. Miser Hoadley's Secret.  1 vol.  London: Methuen, 1904.