Edmund Yates

(1831 - 1894)

Born in Edinburgh, Edmund Yates briefly worked as a post office clerk before finding his vocation as a journalist. His first book, My Haunts and Their Frequenters, was published in 1854, and he often contributed to Household Words and All the Year Round, both published by Charles Dickens. His friend Marie Corelli, a popular novelist of the time, called him “a frank friend, an equally frank foe, and an open hater of all things mean and false and hypocritical.”

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