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The Library of the World’s Best Literature. An Anthology in Thirty Volumes. 1917.

William Gilbert (1804–1890)

Gilbert, William. An English novelist and biographer; born in 1804; died in 1890. His earlier literary activity resulted in various good realistic fictions, conspicuously that revelation of London dark life, ‘De Profundis’ (1864), followed by ‘The Goldsworthy Family’ (1864), ‘Clara Levesque’ (1872), and others; his most serious achievement, however, being a gallant but not apparently very successful effort at a rehabilitation of ‘Lucrezia Borgia’ (1869).