Hugh Stowell Scott

[Henry Seton Merriman]

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Hugh Stowell Scott (1862 or 1863 - November 19, 1903) was an English novelist (under the pseudonym of Henry Seton Merriman).

Life

Born in Newcastle upon Tyne, he became an underwriter at Lloyd's of London, but then devoted himself to travel and to writing novels, many of which had great popularity. Scott visited India as a tourist in 1877-8 and set his novel Flotsam (1896) ... more »

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  • ''But these Russians are too romantic—too exaltés; they give way to a morbid love of martyrdom; they think they can do no good to mankind unless they are uncomfortable.''
    H. Seton Merriman (1862-1903), British novelist. Steinmetz, in The Sowers, ch. 1 (1896).
  • He was the product of an English public school and university. He was, moreover, a modern product of those seats of athletic exercise. He had little education and highly developed muscles—that is...
    H. Seton Merriman (1862-1903), British novelist. The Sowers, ch. 1 (1896). Of Alexis.
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