William Carleton

(1794—1869) writer

Related Overviews

Caesar Otway (1780—1842) religious journalist and writer on Ireland

Gothic novel

Irish Famine


See all related overviews in Oxford Index » »


'William Carleton' can also refer to...

Life of William Carleton

William Carleton (c. 1250—1306) administrator


More Like This

Show all results sharing this subject:

  • Literature


Quick Reference


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.

Reference entries

See all related reference entries in Oxford Index »