Scotland. Edmund, born in Edinburgh on 3 July 1831, died 20 May 1894, was a British journalist, novelist and dramatist. He was the son of the actor and theatre manager Frederick Henry Yates and was educated at Highgate School in London, England from 1840 to 1846. In 1854 he published his first book My Haunts and their Frequenters, after which followed a succession of novels, and plays. As a contributor to All The Year Round and Household Words, he gained the high opinion of Charles Dickens. Yates was perhaps best known as proprietor and editor of The World society newspaper, which he established with Glenville Murray, which he edited under the pen name of " Atlas ", and which for a time was edited by Alexander Meyrick Broadley. The World, which was perceived as a newspaper chronicling upper class London Society, was a pioneer in 'personal journalism', such as the interview, which was later adopted by newspapers generally.
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