Who Wrote The Waverley Novels?; Being An Investigation Into Certain Mysterious Circumstances Attending Their Production, And An Inquiry Into The Liter by William John FitzpatrickWho Wrote The Waverley Novels?; Being An Investigation Into Certain Mysterious Circumstances Attending Their Production, And An Inquiry Into The Liter by William John Fitzpatrick

Who Wrote The Waverley Novels?; Being An Investigation Into Certain Mysterious Circumstances…

byWilliam John Fitzpatrick

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This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1856. Excerpt: ... INVESTIGATION INTO CERTAIN MYSTERIOUS CIRCUMSTANCES ATTENDING THE AUTHORSHIP OF THE WAVERLEr NOVELS. THE ORIGINAL COMMUNICATION TO "NOTES AND QUERIES." "It has often seemed to me, and I believe to others, that the' seventy-four volumes of the Waverley Novels could hardly have been the work of Sir Walter Scott's pen exclusively. People have latterly whispered that Alexander Dumas and Mr. G. P. R. James receive, sub rosa, considerable assistance in their Novel manufactures. The interesting 'Tales of the O'Hara Family,' which some thirty years ago excited a marked sensation in literary circles, were, until quite recently, believed to owe their popularity entirely to John Banim. A memoir of Mr. Banim, at present appearing in the Irish Quarterly Review, informs the public that his brother Michael, ex-Mayor of Kilkenny, wrote ' Crohoore of the Bill Hook,' the Croppy,'--in fact, some of the very best of the O'Hara Tales.j-Recent memoirs of Hannah More assure ns that Bishop Porteous flung his masculine thought and sense into her famous novel of ' Coelebs in Search of a Wife.' Sir Walter Scott had a brother who died in America, on Valentine's Day, 1823, singularly endowed with literary taste and talent. There is little known of him; and, except by a few personal friends, he was, even at Sir Walter Scott's death, forgotten. Various accounts which have reached me from time to time, decidedly warrant M. E. de Saint Maurice Cabany, Perpetual Director General of the " Socie'te' des Archivistes de France," in a letter to the author apropos to the above article, writes:--'« Ce que vous dites d'Alexandre Dumas, au debut de vos articles est vrai: son principal collaborateur a ete M. Auguste Maquet; mais Dumas etait si essential a la vitalite de ces ceuvres que depuis...
Title:Who Wrote The Waverley Novels?; Being An Investigation Into Certain Mysterious Circumstances…Format:PaperbackDimensions:48 pages, 9.69 × 7.44 × 0.1 inPublished:February 6, 2012Publisher:General Books LLCLanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:0217417116

ISBN - 13:9780217417112

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