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George du Maurier (1834-1896)

Nationality - British

Magazines and Newspapers published in - Punch, Harper's New Monthly Magazine, Once a week

Books - M.E. Braddon's Lady Audley's Secret, Wilkie Collin's Poor Miss Finch, The Moonstone, The New Magdalen and The Frozen Deep, Thomas Hardy's Wives and Daughters, Elizabeth Gaskell's North and South, Petter Ibbetson, Trilby, The Martian

Biography - British illustrator, cartoonist and author de Maurier was born in Paris, France, where he studied art before moving to Belgium. Du Maurier moved to England with his future wife in 1863, where he began drawing for Punch in 1865. Best-known for his gentle satirisation of the upper and middle classes, Du Maurier's most famous cartoon is 'True Humility', where the phrases 'a Curate's egg' and 'good in parts' originate from. Du Maurier retired from Punch in 1891 due t problems with his eyesight and concentrated on writing. His second novel Trilby was a huge success and gave the world the name 'Svengali'.

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