novelist born in Dublin, qualified as an MD. His first novels, Harry Lorrequer (1839), Charles O'Malley (1841), and Jack Hinton the Guardsman (1843), were extremely popular. In 1842 he became editor of the Dublin University Magazine. Tom Burke of Ours (1844) and The Knight of Gwynne (1847) were notable among the stream of his racy, anecdotal works. In 1845 he left Ireland and eventually settled in Italy. His other novels include The Dodd Family Abroad (1852–4), Sir Jasper Crew (1855), The Fortunes of Glencore (1857), and Lord Kilgobbin (1872).