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William Carleton (1794–1869)

Carleton, William. An Irish novelist; born in Prillisk, County Tyrone, 1794; died in Dublin, Jan. 30, 1869. His intimate acquaintance with the traits and tendencies of Irish peasant character, and his harmless, graceful, and unwearying humor, were conspicuous in his first success, ‘Traits and Stories of the Irish Peasantry.’ Then came: ‘Willy Reilly’; ‘The Fair of Emyvale’; ‘Fardorougha the Miser’; and several other novels of great power, in which much that seems anomalous in the manners and methods of the author’s countrymen is made clear through the medium of a happy style and a realistic humor.