Home  »  library  »  BIOS  »  James Justinian Morier (1780?–1849)

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

James Justinian Morier (1780?–1849)

Morier, James Justinian (mō’ri-ėr). An English novelist and writer of travels; born in 1780?; died at Brighton, March 19, 1849. He was Lord Elgin’s secretary during his embassy to Constantinople, and secretary of legation at the court of Persia (1811–15). He wrote two successful books describing travels in Brazil, Asia, Asia Minor, and Turkey. He was best known, however, by his novels depicting Persian life: ‘Adventures of Hajji-Baba’ (18242–8); ‘Zohrab the Hostage’ (1832); ‘Ayesha, the Maid of Kars’ (1834); ‘Mirza’ (1841). (See Critical and Biographical Introduction).