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Frank (James Thomas) Harris 1856-1931

Born in Galway. He went to America at the age of 15. After numerous jobs and a degree, he returned to England and began a career in journalism. He edited a number of papers including the Evening News noted for itís dramatic headlines and sensationalism. In 1894 he bought the Saturday Review and for a number of years it was the top literary periodical of its day. He sold the paper in 1898 and edited other journals. He encountered financial difficulties and even served time in prison for contempt. He wrote a number of novels and biographies but is probably best remembered for his autobiography in five volumes My Life and Loves, which was banned for its explicit sexual content. Other works include The Man Shakespeare and His Tragic Life Story, Shakespeare and His Love and biographies of Oscar Wilde and George Bernard Shaw. He is buried in Nice.

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