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Weyman, Stanley John

WEYMAN, STANLEY JOHN (1855- ), English novelist, was born at Ludlow, Shropshire, on the 7th of August 1855, the son of a solicitor. He was educated at Shrewsbury School, and at Christ Church, Oxford. He took his degree in modern history in 1877, and was called to the bar at the Inner Temple in 1 88 1, joining the Oxford circuit. He had been practising as a barrister for eight years when he made his reputation as a novelist by a series of romances dealing with French history: The House of the Wolf (1889), A Gentleman of France (1893), Under the Red Robe (1894), Memoirs of a Minister of France (1895), etc. Among his later novels were: Shrewsbury (1897), The Castle Inn (1898), Sophia (1900), Count Hannibal (1901), In King's Byways (1902), The Long Night (1903), The Abbess of Vlaye (1904), Staroecrow Farm (1905), Chippinge (1906).

Note - this article incorporates content from Encyclopaedia Britannica, Eleventh Edition, (1910-1911)

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