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Henry Kingsley (1830–1876)

Kingsley, Henry. An English novelist, brother of Charles; born at Barnack, Northamptonshire, Jan. 2, 1830; died at Cuckfield, Sussex, May 24, 1876. An unsuccessful experiment at gold-mining in Australia gave him the material for his first novel, ‘The Recollection of Geoffrey Hamlyn’ (3 vols. 1859), which was well received. He followed it with a long list of popular novels, among them ‘Ravenshoe’ (1861); ‘Austin Elliot’ (2 vols., 1863); ‘The Hillyars and the Burtons’ (3 vols., 1865); ‘Leighton Court’ (2 vols., 1866). He was a special correspondent in the Franco-Prussian War. The battle of Sedan, at which he was present, formed the subject of ‘Valentin: A French Boy’s Story of Sedan’ (1872).