Henry William Herbert (1807-1858) who also wrote under the pseudonym Frank Forrester, was an English novelist and writer on sport. He was educated at Eton College and at Caius College, Cambridge, where he graduated BA in 1830. To escape his debts, he emigrated to the United States, and from 1831 to 1839 taught Greek in a private school in New York City. In 1833 he started the American Monthly Magazine, which he edited, in conjunction with A. D. Patterson, till 1835. In 1834 he published his first novel, The Brothers: A Tale of the Fronde, which was followed by a number of others that achieved popularity including: The Village Inn; or, the Adventures of Bellechassaigne (1843), The Lord of the Manor; or, Rose Castleton's (1844), Ruth Whalley; or, The Fair Puritan (1845), The Roman Traitor: A True Tale of the Republic (3 Volumes) (1846), My Shooting Box (1846), The Miller of Martigne (1847), Ingleborough Hall and Lord of the Manor (1847), Isabel Graham; or, Charity's Reward (1848), Pierre the Partisan: A Tale of the Mexican Marches (1848) and Frank Forester and His Friends (1849).