William Carleton

(1794—1869) writer

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author of many stories of Irish peasant life, both melancholy and humorous, including Traits and Stories of the Irish Peasantry (1830–5), and Tales of Ireland (1834). His novels include Fardorougha, the Miser (1839) and The Black Prophet (1847), a bleak story of the potato famine.

Subjects: Literature.

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