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Sir Thomas Henry Hall Caine
(May 14, 1853 - 1931) U.K.

Hall Caine

Novelist

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Born in Runcorn, Cheshire, to a Manx father and a Cumberland mother and brought up in Liverpool; however spent considerable time in his youth with uncle's family in Ballaugh and Manx grandmother. Also spent some time helping a schoolmaster uncle at Kirk Maughold.

He was "befriended" by D. G. Rossetti and spent the last few months of Rossetti's life as his housemate. He wrote a book, Recollections of Dante Gabriel Rossetti (1852). He edited an anthology, Sonnets of Three Centuries (1882), in which all three Rossettis and W. B. Scott were well represented.

He wrote many novels of wide popularity and a somewhat sensational reputation. Many of them centered in the Isle of Man (where he died): they include The Shadow of a Crime (1885), The Bondman (1890), The Manxman (1894), The Eternal City (1901), The Prodigal Son (1904), The White Prophet (1909).

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