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Kingston, W H G

Entry updated 23 December 2018. Tagged: Author.

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(1814-1880) UK author, almost solely for boys from 1850, more than 100 of his novels being juveniles, many of which expose his evangelical convictions; of these two are sf interest: Mark Seaworth: A Tale of the Indian Ocean (1852), a Lost Race tale; and At the South Pole: Or, the Adventures of Richard Pengelley, Mariner (1870), where the climate is unexpected. From 1853 until his death he was married to Agnes Kinloch Kingston, whose translations of Jules Verne and Johann Wyss were published under his own name without acknowledgement. [JC]

William Henry Giles Kingston

born Westminster, Middlesex [now London]: 28 February 1814

died London: 5 August 1880

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