George Manville Fenn

George Manville Fenn

George Manville Fenn (January 3, 1831, Pimlico - August 26, 1909, Isleworth) was an English novelist, journalist, editor and educationalist.Fenn, the third child and eldest son of a butler, Charles Fenn, was largely self-educated, teaching himself French, German and Italian. After studying at Battersea Training College for Teachers (1851-4), he became the master of a national school at Alford, Lincolnshire. He later became a printer, editor and publisher of short-lived periodicals, before attracting the attention of Charles Dickens and others with a sketch for All the Year Round in 1864. He contributed to Chambers's Journal and Once a Week. In 1866, he wrote a series of articles on working-class life for the newspaper The Star. These were collected and republished in four volumes. They were followed by a similar series in the Weekly Times.Meanwhile he was married in 1855 to Susanna Leak, daughter of John Leak of Alford. They had two sons and six daughters.Fenn's first story for boys, Hollowdell Grange, appeared in 1867. It was followed by countless other novels for juveniles and adults. Over 170 of them are thought to have been published in book form. Having become editor of Cassell's Magazine in 1870, he purchased Once a Week and edited it until it closed in 1879. He also wrote for the theatre.Fenn and his family lived at Syon Lodge, Isleworth, Middlesex, where he built up a library of 25,000 volumes and took up telescope making. His last book was a biography of a great fellow writer of boys' stories, George Alfred Henty. He died at home on 26 August 1909.
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Christ­mas Penny Read­ings / Orig­i­nal Sketches for the Sea­son
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Young Robin Hood
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Young Robin Hood
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The Dark House / A Knot Un­rav­elled
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The Dark House / A Knot Unravelled
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Draw Swords! / In the Horse Ar­tillery
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Draw Swords! / In the Horse Artillery
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Brave and True / Short sto­ries for chil­dren by G. M. Fenn and Oth­ers
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Pa­tience Wins / War in the Works
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Patience Wins / War in the Works
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The Mynns' Mys­tery
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The Mynns' Mystery
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The White Vir­gin
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The White Virgin
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The Kopje Gar­ri­son / A Story of the Boer War
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The Crys­tal Hunters / A Boy's Ad­ven­tures in the Higher Alps
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Quick­sil­ver / The Boy With No Skid To His Wheel
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Bun­yip Land / A Story of Ad­ven­ture in New Guinea
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Blind Pol­icy
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Blind Policy
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The Haute No­blesse / A Novel
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The Haute Noblesse / A Novel
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The Mas­ter of the Cer­e­monies
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The Master of the Ceremonies
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Real Gold / A Story of Ad­ven­ture
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Real Gold / A Story of Adventure
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King of the Cas­tle
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King of the Castle
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The Man with a Shadow
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The Man with a Shadow
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King o' the Beach / A Tropic Tale
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King o' the Beach / A Tropic Tale
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A Ter­ri­ble Cow­ard
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A Terrible Coward
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