Henry Seton Merriman Manuscript
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- Merriman, Henry Seton (Person)
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The business life proved distasteful to Scott, and he longed to travel abroad and study foreign cultures. This spurred Scott to try his hand at writing romances; his first experiment was Young Mistley, which he submitted to Bentley and published anonymously in 1888 in two volumes. With his next book, The Phantom Future (1889), Scott adopted the pseudonym of Henry Seton Merriman in order to evade the disapproval of his family, and he used the same name for the entirety of his publishing career.
At his death Scott was one of the most widely read novelists of his day; his success under a pseudonym led several imposters to represent themselves as the authors of his most widely circulated books. Scott died prematurely after an attack of appendicitis in 1903.
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