William Harrison Ainsworth

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Birthday
4, 1805
Birthplace
Manchester, England
Death Date
Jan 3, 1882 (76)
Birth Sign
Aquarius
Birthday
4, 1805
Birthplace
Manchester, England
Death Date
Jan 3, 1882 (76)

About

An English author of more than thirty-five novels, he is best known for his 1834 work, Rookwood. His other novels include The Lancashire Witches (1848) and Jack Sheppard (1839).

Before Fame

He published a play called The Rivals in March of 1821. Around this time, he collaborated with James Crossley on a novel entitled Sir John Chiverton.

Trivia

He established a magazine called Windsor Castle.

Family Life

He was born in Manchester, England to an attorney father and a minister's daughter mother. He married Fanny Eber on October 11, 1826.

Associated With

He was a contemporary of fellow English novelist Charles Dickens.

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