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Cook Dutton

Cook, Dutton, the son of a London solicitor, was born in 1832, and educated for his father's profession. His bent, however, was towards literature, and after some success as a novelist, his chief productions being Paul Foster's Daughter (1861), Hobson's Choice (1866), and Over Head and Ears (1868), he was appointed assistant editor of the Cornhill Magazine. He next turned his attention to dramatic criticism, and worked on the staff of the Pall Mall Gazette until 1875, subsequently joining the World as a writer on dramatic and artistic topics. Besides contributing to many periodicals, he brought out in his later years two successful stories. The Trials of the Tredgolds and Doubleday's Children. He died in 1883.