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Weyman, Stanley J.: The House of the Wolf. v1. 15 Aug 2011
Novelist and Cornhill Magazine editor James Payn convinced him to undertake fiction. Weyman began publishing in 1883 with his short 'The Story of a Courtship' for The English Illustrated Magazine. But not until his first novel 'The House of the Wolf', set in 16th Century France, was he catapulted to fame. From 1890 onwards he was the lion of a very special and elegant literary form. His best books, including 'From the Memoirs of a Minister of France' (1893), 'A Gentleman of France' (1893), 'Under the Red Robe' (1894) and 'The Red Cockade' (1895) are all but without parallel in excellence. He died in 1928.
This was Weyman's first novel, and is rather more gothic than his later books but no less swashbuckling. It is set in Paris at the time of the St. Bartholomew's Day Massacre (1572).
The text was taken from Gutenberg press 2041-h.htm. Italics, accents, and curly quotes were restored and several typos corrected. As always please let me know of any errors so I can correct them.
Last edited by AlexBell; 08-14-2011 at 09:45 PM. Reason: Fixed a typo
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