Dinah Maria Mulock was born in Staffordshire, England, April 20, 1826, and died at Shortlands, Bromley, October 12, 1887. She was married to George Lillie Craik, a man eleven years her junior, in 1864. She wrote some poems, but is best remembered for one of her novels, "John Halifax, Gentleman," which was written in 1856.
REFERENCES: M. O. W. Oliphant, Women Novelists of Victoria's Reign; J. Cordy Jeaffreson, Novels and Novelists from Elizabeth to Victoria, London, 1858, II, 380-81; Bookman (London), April, 1926; Publishers' Weekly, XXXII, 1887, 576; Allibone, Dict. Eng. Lit., and Supplement.
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