William Chaigneau

(1709—1781) novelist

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(1709–1781), novelist. Born in Ireland of a Huguenot family, he is remembered for his single novel, The History of Jack Connor (1752; rev. edn. 1753). The hero travels to Dublin before leaving Ireland to seek his fortune.

From The Concise Oxford Companion to Irish Literature in Oxford Reference.

Subjects: Literature.

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