See also:English novelist, son of
See also:Kingston, was
See also:born in
See also:London on the 28th of
See also:February 1814 . Much of his 'youth was spent at
See also:Oporto, where his
See also:father was a
See also:merchant, but when he entered the business, he made his headquarters in London . He early wrote newspaper articles on Portuguese subjects . These were translated into Portuguese, and the author received a Portuguese
See also:order of
See also:knighthood and a pension for his services in the conclusion of the commercial treaty of 1842 . In 1844 his first
See also:book, The Circassian Chief, appeared, and in 1845 The
See also:Minister, a
See also:Story of the Days of the
See also:Marquis of Pombal . The Lusitanian Sketches describe Kingston's travels in
See also:Portugal . In "1851
See also:Peter the Whaler, his first book for boys, came out . These books proved so popular that Kingston retired from business, and devoted himself to the production of tales of adventure for boys . Within
See also:thirty years he wrote upwards of one
See also:hundred and thirty such hooks . He had a
See also:practical knowledge of
See also:seamanship, and his stories of the
See also:sea, full of thrilling adventures and hairbreadth escapes, exactly
See also:hit the taste of his boy readers . Characteristic specimens of his
See also:work are The Three Midshipmen; The Three Lieutenants; The Three Commanders; and The Three Admirals . He also wrote popular accounts of famous travellers by
See also:land and sea, and translated some of the stories of Jules
See also:Verne .
In all philanthropic schemes Kingston took deep
See also:interest; he was the
See also:promoter of the
See also:mission to
See also:seamen; and he acted as secretary of a society for promoting an improved
See also:system of emigration . He was editor of the Colonist for a
See also:time in 1844 and of the Colonial
See also:Magazine and East
See also:Indian Review from 1849 to 1851 . He was a supporter of the volunteer
See also:movement in England from the first . He died at
See also:Willesden on the 5th of
See also:August 1880 .
DUCHESS OF ELIZABETH KINGSTON (1720-1788)
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