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James Malcolm Rymer was a prolific penny dreadfulist, novelist, and journal editor. Although he rarely published under his own name but instead employed a large number of pseudonyms, his works of fiction (which may have amounted to more than 120 titles) Bibliographic Citation link. quickly became some of the most popular reading in mid-Victorian Britain. His works are often misattributed to the invented 'Elizabeth Caroline Grey' or the actual Catherine Maria Grey. scholarly note link.
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1 February 1814 JMR was born in the Holborn district of London. He was baptized on the 30th of October at St Andrew's, Holborn, the same church where Ann Ward (later famous as the gothic novelist Ann Radcliffe) was baptized. Bibliographic Citation link.
1843 Serialized in Lloyd's Penny Weekly Miscellany, JMR's Ada the Betrayed, or, The Murder of the Old Smithy not only launched Edward Lloyd's journal but quickly became the lead serial that year. Bibliographic Citation link.
1866 One of JMR's latest titles, A Mystery in Scarlet, was serialized in the London Miscellany. Oddly, however, the text does not survive. Bibliographic Citation link.
August 11, 1884 JMR died at Lawn Cottage, Shepherd's Bush Green, London. Bibliographic Citation link.
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