Author Information At the Circulating Library
Author: Joseph Verey (1830–1912)
Biography: Joseph Verey was born in 1830 in Oxford. He worked in London as a journalist reviewing opera and music and wrote three collections of poetry. His first novel, Up in the Clouds (1861), was dedicated to Wilkie Collins "from a self-educated author" and all his fiction shows the influence of sensation fiction. For instance, Lost Footsteps (1869) includes adultery, forgery, murder, and suicide. In the 1870s he abandoned fiction writing. Verey had a wife and two children. He died in 1912.
References: British Census (1871, 1881, 1891)