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C.D. Warner, et al., comp.
The Library of the World’s Best Literature. An Anthology in Thirty Volumes. 1917.

Edward Laman Blanchard (1820–1889)

Blanchard, Edward Laman. An English dramatist and novelist (1820–89); born in London. His novels ‘Temple Bar,’ and ‘A Man Without a Destiny,’ evinced no special talent for story-telling; on the other hand, he composed for Drury Lane Theatre about 100 ‘Christmas Pantomimes’ in the vein of grotesque-burlesque, among them ‘Sindbad the Sailor,’ which were received with unbounded popular favor.