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Walker, George.

George Walker, bookseller and novelist, was born in Falcon Square, Cripplegate, London, December 24, 1772. He was apprenticed to a bookseller in Holburn in 1787, and two years afterwards went into business for himself. He later removed to Portland Street and added a musical publishing department which eventually became his sole business. He died February 8, 1847. Besides about a dozen sensational novels, he also published two books of poems. Among his novels "The Three Spaniards," published in 1800, and reprinted by Beadle in 1881, was the most popular. Other books were "Romance of the Cavern" (1792), "Haunted Castle" (1794), "The Vagabond" (1799), "Two Girls of Eighteen" (1806), and "The Midnight Bell" (1824).

REFERENCES: Biog. Universelle; Dict. Nat. Biog., XX, 1909, 516-17; M. Summers, A Gothic Bibliography, 208.

Dime Library. No. 140

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