Grant AllenGrant Allen
- October 25
) was an author
Born Charles Grant Blairfindie Allen in Kingston, Ontario, Canada, he studied in England and France and in his mid twenties became a professor at Queens College in Jamaica.
Although his father was a Protestant minister, Allen became an agnostic and a socialist. After leaving his professorship, in 1876 he returned to England where he turned his talents to writing, gaining a reputation for his essays on science and for literary works.
In 1895, his scandalous book titled The Woman Who Did became a bestseller. The book told the story of an independent woman who has a child out of wedlock.
Grant Allen died at his home on Hindhead, Haslemere, Surrey, England on October 25, 1899.
- Philistia - (1884)
- The Devil's Die- (1888)
- The White Man's Foot - (1888)
- The Great Taboo - (1891)
- The British Barbarians - (1895)
- The Woman Who Did - (1895)
- The Evolution of the Idea of God - (1897)
- Barbara Arnett Melchiori, Grant Allen: The Downward Path which Leads to Fiction (Rome: Bulzoni Editore, 2000), ISBN: 88-8319-526-4