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William Black (1841–1898)

Black, William. A Scottish novelist; born in Glasgow, Nov. 9, 1841; died at London, Dec. 10, 1898. He was educated at private schools. In 1874 he abandoned the career of journalism, visited America in 1876, and returning to London, devoted himself anew to literature. In addition to an interesting story, his novels contain fine descriptions of scenery. They are very popular, and include: ‘Love or Marriage’ (1867); ‘In Silk Attire’ (1869); ‘A Daughter of Heth’ (1871); ‘The Strange Adventures of a Phaeton’ (1872); ‘A Princess of Thule’ (1873); ‘Three Feathers’ (1875); ‘Madcap Violet’ (1876); ‘Macleod of Dare’ (1878); ‘White Wings: a Yachting Romance’ (1880); ‘Yolande’ (1883); ‘Judith Shakespeare’ (1884); ‘White Heather’ (1885); ‘The Strange Adventures of a House-Boat’ (1888); ‘Wolfenberg’ (1892); ‘Highland Cousins.’ He also wrote a ‘Life of Goldsmith’ (1879), translated into German by Katscher. (See Critical and Biographical Introduction).