Warden, Florence

NOVELIST, ACTOR (ENGLAND)
BORN 16 May 1857, Hanworth, Middlesex - DIED 11 May 1929
REAL NAME Price James, Florence Alice
GRAVE LOCATION London: Brompton Cemetery, Old Brompton Road, West Brompton

Florence Warden was the author of more than a hundred novels and short stories. She was born in Hanworth as the daughter of a stockbroker. She was educated in Brighton and in France.

From 1880 to 1885 she worked as an actress and in 1885 she was in "House on the Marsh", a play based on her own succesful mystery novel of the same title that she had published in 1883. The author Augustus M. Moore complained that he had done most of the work for the play but wasn't credited. Eventually they reached an agreeement, but after that Charles Percy claimed that she had stolen the idea for the book from a play from himself from 1873.

In 1887 she married Edward George James. She wrote many more novels, but after 1900 her she received little money from her work and her financial situation became more difficult. In 1920 "The House of Marsh" was turned into a silent movie. She died in 1929. Her sister Gertrude Warden wrote novels as well.

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The grave of Florence Warden (pseudonym of Florence Alice Price James) at Brompton Cemetery, London.
Picture by Androom (27 May 2004)

 


Wäscher, Aribert

Published: 19 Apr 2014
Last update: 1 Apr 2017