Theodore Edward Hook

(1788—1841) writer and hoaxer

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is remembered as a wit, a writer of light verses and dramas, and a successful editor of the Tory John Bull. He was the most successful of the writers of the ‘fashionable novel’. As a friend of the prince of Wales Hook knew the fashionable world. Among his novels are Sayings and Doings (1824–8), Maxwell (1830), Gilbert Gurney (1836), Jack Brag (1837), and Gurney Married (1838).

Subjects: Literature.

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