Home  »  library  »  BIOS  »  James Rice (1843–1882)

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

James Rice (1843–1882)

Rice, James. An English novelist; born at Northampton, Sept. 26, 1843; died in London, April 26, 1882. His reputation was well assured by the publication of ‘Ready-Money Mortiboy’ (1872), the first of the series of clever novels which he issued in conjunction with Walter Besant. It was subsequently dramatized under the title of ‘Ready Money.’ This remarkable partnership continued with ‘The Golden Butterfly’ (1876); ‘The Chaplain of the Fleet’ (1879); ‘The Seamy Side’ (1881), and several others. Previous to the partnership he had published ‘History of the British Turf’ (1879).