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A Database of Victorian Fiction, 1837–1901

A Database of Victorian Fiction, 1837–1901

Author: John George Leigh

Author: John George Leigh (1856–1917)

Biography: John George Leigh was born in 1856 in Quebec, Canada. He was educated in London and Heidelberg where he took a doctorate. He turned to journalism beginning with an editorship in Bath. He made a speciality of technical subjects, contributing to many engineering journals. Leigh spent many years abroad, in the South Seas and India. He married Eda Canisius, the daughter of the American consul Theodore Canisius, and the couple had five children. Notably, his wife and daughters were ardent suffragists. He died on 12 April 1917 in Lee, Kent.

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References: British Census (1901, 1911); Lewisham Borough News (20 April 1917); Probate

Fiction Titles:

  1. The Burning Mist: A Novel.  1 vol.  London: Jarrold and Son, 1894.
  2. Lives that Came to Nothing.  1 vol.  London: J. M. Dent, 1895.
  3. God's Greeting: A Story of This Our Day.  1 vol.  London: Smith, Elder, 1899.