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Arthur George Morrison (1 November 1863 London - 4 December 1945) was an English author and journalist known for his realistic novels about London's East End and for his detective stories.

Morrison was born in the East End of London on 1 November 1863. Little is known about his childhood and education, though he was probably educated in the East End. By 1886 he was working as a clerk at the People's Palace, in Mile End. In 1890 he left this job and joined the editorial staff of the Evening Globe newspaper. The following year he published a story entitled A Street which was subsequently published in book form in Tales of Mean Streets. The volume was a critical success, but a number of reviewers objected to the violence portrayed in one story, Lizerunt.

Around this time Morrison was also producing detective short stories which emulated those of Arthur Conan Doyle about Sherlock Holmes. Morrison's Martin Hewitt was an imitation of Sherlock Holmes, but inverted: he was ordinary, short, and good tempered and gladly cooperated with the police. The twist was that he played both ends against the middle, sometimes as crooked as the criminals. He was not particularly original, but some of these stories hold up today. Three volumes of Hewitt stories were published before the publication of the novel for which Morrison is most famous: A Child of the Jago (1896). The novel described in graphic detail living conditions in the East End, including the permeation of violence into everyday life (it was a barely fictionalised account of life in the Old Nichol Street Rookery). Other, less well-received novels and stories followed, until Morrison effectively retired from writing fiction, around 1913. Between then and his death, he concentrated on building his collection of Japanese prints and paintings.

He lived near Epping Forest, at Chingford; then Loughton (commemorated by a Blue Plaque); and High Beach, where he is buried in the churchyard.

The Arthur Morrison Society was formed in 2007. The Society's first public event was on 18 April 2009, with a Loughton Festival talk by Tim Clark (The British Museum) about Morrison's Japanese print collection.

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Total Books: 125
A Child of The Jago
2016 - A Child of the Jago (Paperback)Paperback, Hardcover, Audio Cassette, Audio CD
ISBN-13: 9781533040534
ISBN-10: 1533040532
Genre: Literature & Fiction
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Sherlock Holmes in Montague Street Volume 2
2014 - Sherlock Holmes in Montague Street Volume 2 (Paperback)
ISBN-13: 9781780926681
ISBN-10: 1780926685
Genre: Mystery, Thriller & Suspense
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Sherlock Holmes in Montague Street Volume 1
2014 - Sherlock Holmes in Montague Street Volume 1 (Paperback)
ISBN-13: 9781780926476
ISBN-10: 1780926472
Genre: Mystery, Thriller & Suspense
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The Edwardian Detectives Literary Sleuths of the Edwardian Era
Chronicles of Martin Hewitt
2010 - Chronicles of Martin Hewitt (Paperback)Hardcover
ISBN-13: 9781171674153
ISBN-10: 1171674155
Genre: History
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Martin Hewitt Investigator
2010 - Martin Hewitt Investigator (Paperback)Paperback, Hardcover
ISBN-13: 9781443217651
ISBN-10: 1443217654
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Tales of Mean Streets
2010 - Tales of Mean Streets (Paperback)Paperback, Hardcover
ISBN-13: 9781141557523
ISBN-10: 1141557525
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The Hole in the Wall
2010 - The Hole in the Wall (Paperback)Paperback, Hardcover, Audio Cassette, Audio CD
ISBN-13: 9781141394128
ISBN-10: 114139412X
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Cuning Murrell
2010 - Cuning Murrell (Paperback)
ISBN-13: 9781152514782
ISBN-10: 1152514784
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The Green Eye of Goona Stories of a Case of Tokay
2010 - The Green Eye of Goona Stories of a Case of Tokay (Paperback)Paperback, Hardcover
ISBN-13: 9781152274587
ISBN-10: 1152274589
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The Dorrington Deed-Box
2010 - The Dorrington Deed-box (Paperback)Paperback, Hardcover
ISBN-13: 9781141957224
ISBN-10: 1141957221
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The Red Triangle Being Some Further Chronicles of Martin Hewitt Investigator
Cunning Murrell
2009 - Cunning Murrell (Paperback)Paperback, Hardcover
ISBN-13: 9781151174826
ISBN-10: 1151174823
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The Chronicles of Martin Hewitt Detective
2009 - The Chronicles of Martin Hewitt Detective [1907] (Paperback)
ISBN-13: 9781112583612
ISBN-10: 1112583610
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Exhibition Of Japanese Screens Decorated By The Old Masters  Held At The Royal Society Of British Artists
To London Town
2009 - To London Town (Hardcover)Paperback, Hardcover
ISBN-13: 9781117040288
ISBN-10: 1117040283
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Divers Vanities
2009 - Divers Vanities (Paperback)Paperback, Hardcover
ISBN-13: 9781116366389
ISBN-10: 111636638X
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2009 - The Case of Laker Absconded [World Cultural Heritage Library] (Paperback)
2009 - The Thing in the Upper Room [World Cultural Heritage Library] (Paperback)Paperback
Green Ginger
2009 - Green Ginger (Paperback)Paperback, Hardcover
ISBN-13: 9781458830197
ISBN-10: 1458830195
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A Child of the Jago -1896
2009 - A Child of the Jago -1896 (Paperback)Paperback, Hardcover, Audio Cassette, Audio CD
ISBN-13: 9781112265013
ISBN-10: 1112265015
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The Case of the Ward Lane Tabernacle
2008 - The Case of the Ward Lane Tabernacle [Dodo Press] (Paperback)
ISBN-13: 9781409941811
ISBN-10: 1409941817
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Martin Hewitt  Investigator
2008 - Martin Hewitt Investigator [Large Print Edition] (Hardcover)Paperback, Hardcover
ISBN-13: 9780554236384
ISBN-10: 0554236389
Genre: Literature & Fiction
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1996 - A Child of Jago [Everyman Paperback Classics] (Paperback)Paperback, Hardcover, Audio Cassette, Audio CD