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The Study Of Literature
English Literature Of The 19th Century:
 Other Irish Story Writers

 Minor Writers

 Charles Kingsley

 Thomas Adolphus Trollope

 Charles Reade

 Charlotte Bronte

 George Eliot

 Poetry Of The Early Victorian Period

 Alfred Tennyson

 Robert Browning

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Minor Writers

( Originally Published Early 1900's )

One of the earliest imitators of Sir Walter Scott was George Payne Rainsford James (1801-1860), who published his first and perhaps best novel, "Richelieu," in 1825. He flung off rapidly some two hundred stories, which bore a strong family likeness, but were cheerfully received by the uncritical public, who sought only diversion. James was-for many years a British Consul in Italy and the United States, and wrote some respectable historical works.

William Harrison Ainsworth (1805-1882) was also a prolific novelist, who confined his attention to English historical subjects, but handled them in a melodramatic way. His most popular books are "Jack Sheppard" and "The Tower of London," but neither is well constructed.

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