William Ware (1797-1852) was an American romancer, born in Hingham, Massachusetts He graduated from Harvard University in 1816, studied for the Unitarian ministry, and preached mainly in New York, and later in Massachusetts.
He achieved literary recognition chiefly from his authorship of two historical romances, Zenobia, or the Fall of Palmyra (first published as Letters from Palmyra, 1836 and 1837) and Aurelian (first published as Probus, 1838).
He contributed the Life of Nathaniel Bacon to Sparks's The Library of American Biography. His Lectures on the works and genius of Washington Allston appeared in print in 1852. His Writings were published in 1904.
- Works by William Ware at Project Gutenberg
- Works by or about William Ware at Internet Archive
- The papers of William Ware are in the Andover-Harvard Theological Library at Harvard Divinity School in Cambridge, Massachusetts.