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  Frederick John Fargus wrote under the name of "Hugh Conway". Here are some of his stories:

Here are some of Fargus' obituaries:


from The Athenæum, No. 3004, 1885-may-23, p. 662

  We are sorry to hear of the death of Mr. Fred. J. Fargus (Hugh Conway), the author of the widely popular 'Called Back.' Mr. Fargus's first tale appeared, we believe, in Arrowsmith's Annual for 1881, and was entitled 'The Daughter of the Stars.' This has been bound together with several later stories which were first published in Blackwood and in Chamber's Journal. A longer tale, which if republished would make an ordinary two or three volume novel, was contributed to successive weekly numbers of the Yorkshire Post under the title of 'The Redhills Mystery.' Two stories--'My First Client' and 'The Bichwa'--were specially written for the Bristol Times and Mirror, and therein published as Christmas tales. Of 'Dark Days' and the parodies it has evoked we need not here speak. It is satsifactory to know that 'A Family Affair,' now appearing in the English Illustrated Magazine, which will probably decide the author's true place in literature, is not in the unfinished state in which several subsequent undertakings have been left by his premature death. The MSS. of two serial stories for which he had received commissions are also said to be complete. Mr. Fargus succumbed to typhoid fever at Monte Carlo on Friday, the 15th, and was interred at Nice on Monday last. He was in his thirty-eighth year, and leaves a widow and four children.


The illustrated London news, No. 2406.--VOL. LXXXVI., 1885-may-30, p. 558


The name of "Hugh Conway," which was assumed by this clever and original writer in publishing his very successful story, is familiar to a multitude of readers. Mr. Frederick Fargus, whose early death has occasioned much regret, was the real author of that remarkable tale and of some other writings, by which he had shown his capacity, if health had been granted to him, for a further continuance of literary work. He was, until about two years ago, engaged in business at Bristol. He died on the 15th ult., at Monte Carlo, on the Riviera, in which place he had sought refuge from our winter climate, under medical advice, when attacked with pulmonary disease.

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