James White (writer and translator)

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James White (1759–1799), historical novelist, was born in Dublin. He was elected a scholar of Trinity College, Dublin, in 1778 and graduated BA in 1780. Nothing is known about his family, or the reasons that brought him to England where he spent the rest of his life.[1]

Works[edit]

  • Hints of a Specific Plan for the Abolition of the Slave Trade (1788)
  • Earl Strongbow: or the History of Richard de Clare and the Beautiful Geralda (1789)
  • The Adventures of John of Gaunt (1790)[2]
  • The Adventures of King Richard Coeur de Lion (1791)[3]

Notes[edit]

  1. ^ Artemis Gause, ‘White, James (1759–1799)’, Oxford Dictionary of National Biography, Oxford University Press, 2004 accessed 16 Feb 2011
  2. ^ The Adventures of John of Gaunt from Google Books
  3. ^ The Adventures of King Richard Coeur de Lion from Google Books

References[edit]

  • J. M. S. Tompkins. "James White, Esq.: A Forgotten Humourist". The Review of English Studies, Vol. 3, No. 10 (Apr., 1927), pp. 146–156.

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