Show Summary Details

Page of
PRINTED FROM Oxford Dictionary of National Biography. © Oxford University Press, 2018. All Rights Reserved. Under the terms of the licence agreement, an individual user may print out a PDF of a single article in Oxford Dictionary of National Biography for personal use (for details see Privacy Policy).

Fenn, George Manvillelocked

  • G. S. Boulger
  • , revised by Guy Arnold


Fenn, George Manville (1831–1909), novelist, born in Pimlico, London, on 3 January 1831, was the third child and the eldest of three sons of Ann Louisa and Charles Fenn, a butler. Mainly self-educated (he taught himself French, German, and Italian) due to family misfortunes when he was eleven, ...

You do not currently have access to this article


Please login to access the full content.


Access to the full content requires a subscription

S. A. Allibone, , 3 vols. (1859–71); suppl. by J. F. Kirk, 2 vols. (1891)