Hook, Theodore Edward

(1788-1841)
   Dramatist and novelist, s. of James H., music-hall composer, was b. in London, and ed. at Harrow. As a boy he wrote words for his father's comic dramas. In 1805 he produced a comic opera, The Soldier's Return, which was followed by Catch Him who Can. Both of them were highly successful, and were followed by many others. His marvellous powers as a conversationalist and improvisatore made him a favourite in the highest circles. In 1812 he received the appointment of Accountant-General of Mauritius, which he held for 5 years, when serious irregularities were discovered, and he was sent home in disgrace, prosecuted by Government for a claim of £12,000, and imprisoned. It subsequently appeared that the actual peculation had been the work of a subordinate, and that H. himself was only chargeable with gross neglect of duty, but though he was released the claims against him were not departed from. He then became ed. of John Bull, a journal of high Tory and aristocratic proclivities, which he conducted with great ability; he also ed. the New Monthly Magazine, and wrote many novels, among which were Sayings and Doings (3 series), Gilbert Gurney, and Jack Brag. Though making a large income, he was always in difficulties, and, after a long struggle with broken health and spirits, he d. at Fulham in 1841.

Short biographical dictionary of English literature . . 2011.

Look at other dictionaries:

  • Hook, Theodore Edward — ▪ English writer born Sept. 22, 1788, London died Aug. 24, 1841, London  prolific English playwright and novelist, best remembered as a founder of the “silver fork” school of novelists who, in the early 19th century, aimed to describe fashionable …   Universalium

  • Theodore Edward Hook — Theodore Hook Theodore Edward Hook, né le 5 janvier 1885 à Londres et mort le 24 août 1841 était un écrivain anglais. Ce document provient de « Theodore Hook ». Catégorie : Écrivain anglais …   Wikipédia en Français

  • Theodore Hook — Theodore Edward Hook, né le 5 janvier 1788 à Londres et mort le 24 août 1841 était un écrivain anglais. Il etudia a Harrow puis a Oxford. Son père était James Hook. Theodore Hook etait un fameux farceur, il est surtout connu pour le Berners… …   Wikipédia en Français

  • Theodore Hook — Theodore Edward Hook (September 22, 1788 August 24, 1841), English author, was born in London.He spent a year at Harrow, and subsequently matriculated at Oxford, but he never actually resided at the university. His father, James Hook (1746 1827) …   Wikipedia

  • Theodore Hook — in fortgeschrittenen Jahren Theodore Edward Hook (* 22. September 1788 in London; † 24. August 1841 ebenda) war ein britischer Journalist und Romanautor. Leben Der Sohn des populären Komponisten James Hook (1746–1827) zeigte schon früh musika …   Deutsch Wikipedia

  • Hook (surname) — Hook is a surname, and may refer* Alfred Henry Hook,(1850–1905), English recipient of the Victoria Cross * Frank Eugene Hook, (1893 1982) U.S. state of Michigan politician * Geoff Jeff Hook, (1928 ), Australian cartoonist * George Hook (1930 ),… …   Wikipedia

  • James Hook (Komponist) — James Hook (* 3. Juni 1746; † 1827 in Boulogne, Frankreich) war ein englischer Komponist und Organist. Inhaltsverzeichnis 1 Leben und Wirken 2 Werke 2.1 Musikalische Bühnenwerke 2.2 …   Deutsch Wikipedia

  • fashionable novel — ▪ literary subgenre       early 19th century subgenre of the comedy of manners (manners, comedy of) portraying the English upper class, usually by members of that class. One author particularly known for his fashionable novels was Theodore Hook… …   Universalium

  • Список ботаников по их сокращениям —   Это сл …   Википедия

  • Liste des abréviations d'auteur en taxinomie végétale — Cette liste ne doit pas être modifiée. Attention, si vous souhaitez ajouter une nouvelle entrée, faites le sur cette autre page à partir de laquelle cette liste est mise à jour automatiquement. Cette liste est triée par ordre alphabétique des… …   Wikipédia en Français

Share the article and excerpts

Direct link
Do a right-click on the link above
and select “Copy Link”

We are using cookies for the best presentation of our site. Continuing to use this site, you agree with this.