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A Database of Victorian Fiction, 1837–1901

A Database of Victorian Fiction, 1837–1901

Author: S. J. Adair Fitz-Gerald

Author: S. J. Adair Fitz-Gerald (1859–1925)

Alternate Name(s): Shafto Justin Adair Fitz-Gerald (legal name)

Biography: Shafto Justin Adair Fitz-Gerald was born on 9 November 1859 in Bristol, the son of Captain Thomas Justin Fitz-Gerald. At the age of 17, he began a career on stage and retired in 1885 to become a journalist. For twenty years, he was one of the chief writers for the Era. For a time he owned and edited his own periodical, The Playgoer. In addition, he published several works of fiction, nonfiction, and drama. In 1899, he married Blanche Adeline Cawse. He died in 1925 in Wimbleton.

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References: British Census (1861, 1871, 1911); Stage (29 October 1925)

Fiction Titles:

  1. Sketches from Bohemia: Being Stories of the Stage, the Study, and the Studio.  1 vol.  London: Tarstow Denver and Co., 1890.
  2. The Zankiwank and the Bletherwitch.  1 vol.  London: J. M. Dent, 1896.
  3. The Mighty Toltec: A Romantic Story of Adventure.  1 vol.  London: John Macqueen, 1897.
  4. The Tragedy of Grub Street, and Other Stories.  1 vol.  London: George Redway, 1897.
  5. Fame the Fiddler: A Story without a Plot Being a Realistic Account of Some Things that Happen.  1 vol.  London: Greening and Co., 1898.
  6. That Fascinating Widow, and Other Frivolous and Fantastic Tales, for River, Road and Rail.  1 vol.  London: Greening and Co., 1898.
  7. The Grand Panjandrum, and Other Fanciful Fairy Tales for the Youthful of all Ages, Climes and Times.  1 vol.  London: Greening and Co., 1899.