Fenn, George Manville (M)

b. 3 January 1831. d. 26 August 1909. Nationality: English. VIAF.
Prolific novelist, writer of fiction and non-fiction for boys, and poet. Born in London. Father was a butler. Mostly self-educated, especially in languages. Went to Battersea Training College for Teachers from 1851 to 1854, and after that worked as a school teacher at Alford, Lincolnshire, before his literary career took off in 1864. Married Susannah Leak on 24 May 1855. Bought a small printing press and began a magazine in verse, *Modern Metre* (May-October 1862). Drama critic for *The Echo*. Became editor of *Cassell’s Magazine* in 1870, and proprietor of *Once a Week* from 1873. Biographical information: *ODNB*. (AC)

Poems associated with this person

Total poems: 1
Poem title Date Periodical Roles id #
Half-and-Half at the Admiral 1876-09-23 Once a Week Poet 13770