Charles Grant Blairfindie Allen (1848 - 99) was a novelist and science writer. He was a socialist agnostic who supported the theory of evolution. He was born in Canada, studied in France, and taught in Jamaica. His best - selling novel The Woman Who Did promoted a skeptical view of marriage and scandalized Victorian readers. Allen also made important early contributions to the emerging genre of science fiction and wrote innovative detective novels.
Grant Allen, an English writer, was an atheist and a socialist. He had expertise in different branches of science. He wrote articles on sociology and literature. Besides being an astonishingly expressive and prolific writer, he was also a talented journalist.