Sir (Thomas Henry) Hall Caine (1853-1931), Novelist
Sitter in 22 portraits
On leaving school at the age of fourteen Caine became an architect's apprentice in Liverpool. An aspiring writer, he began to write regularly for local papers and journals. He began corresponding with several eminent literary men, most notably Dante Gabriel Rossetti, for whom he came to act as secretary. Caine produced fifteen best-selling romantic novels, bringing him great renown. The Manxman (1894) was an immediate hit, and is probably his best-known book; Alfred Hitchcock filmed it in 1929. His novel The Christian (1897) was the first novel in Britain to sell one million copies. In his time an exceedingly popular and successful novelist, Caine's work is now largely forgotten.
by Unknown photographer, published by Ogden's
cigarette card, published 1894-1907
by George B. Cowen
sepia-toned bromide print, 1900s