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Robert Buchanan (1841–1901)

Buchanan, Robert Williams. An English author; born at Caverswall, Staffordshire, Aug. 18, 1841; died in London, June 10, 1901. He was educated at Glasgow, and went to London to engage in literature. His attack upon Dante Gabriel Rossetti drew a famous letter from that poet and a scathing pamphlet from Swinburne. His poems include: ‘Undertones’ (1863); ‘Idylls and Legends of Inverburn’ (1865); ‘London Poems,’ his best effort (1866); ‘North Coast Poems’ (1867); ‘Napoleon Fallen: a Lyrical Drama’ (1871); ‘The Drama of Kings’ (1871); ‘Ballads of Love, Life, and Humor’ (1882); and ‘The City of Dreams’ (1888). His best novels are: ‘The Shadow of the Sword’ (1876); ‘A Child of Nature’ (1879); ‘God and the Man’ (1881); ‘The Martyrdom of Madeline’ (1882); and ‘Foxglove Manor’ (1884). Buchanan also wrote successful plays.