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The Library of the World’s Best Literature. An Anthology in Thirty Volumes. 1917.

George Payne Rainsford James (1801?–1860)

James, George Payne Rainsford. An English novelist; born in London, Aug. 9, 1801?; died in Venice, May 9, 1860. His historical novel ‘Richelieu’ (1829) won the praise of Scott. Next came ‘Darnley’ (1830); ‘Delorme’ (1831); ‘Attila’ (1837); and many stirring and readable novels. He attempted the historian’s rôle without encouraging results, in ‘Dark Scenes of History’ (1849), and other books. He wrote as many as seventy historical novels.