Richard Whiteing (1840-1928)

Death: 29th June 1928
Location: St Johns at Hampstead, London, England. Plot: Churchyard extension (K32)
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English author and journalist. His first novel The Democracy (1876) was published under the pseudonym of Whyte Thorne. His second novel The Island (1888) was about a utopian life on Pitcairn Island; it attracted little attention until, years later, its successor, No. 5 John Street (1899), made him famous; the earlier novel was then republished.

No. 5 John Street has the character from the first novel return to London, but has no money, and describes the low-life of London. Later works were The Yellow Van (1903), Ring in the New (1906), All Moonshine (1907).