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A Database of Victorian Fiction, 1837–1901

A Database of Victorian Fiction, 1837–1901

Author: William Mackay

Author: William Mackay (1846–1907)

Biography: William Mackay was born in 1846 in Belfast, the son of the Rev. Joseph William Mackay. His brothers were dramatist Joseph William Mackay and illustrator Wallis Mackay. He himself moved to London where he worked as a journalist and publisher. In addition, he wrote drama, fiction, and poetry. He died on 15 April 1907 in London by suicide, inhaling coal gal at his lodging.

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References: Boase

Fiction Titles:

  1. The Popular Idol: A Novel.  2 vol.  London: Bentley, 1876.
  2. Pro Patria: The Autobiography of an Irish Conspirator.  2 vol.  London: Remington, 1883.
  3. Beside Still Waters: A Novel.  3 vol.  London: Remington, 1885.
  4. Unvarnished Tales.  1 vol.  London: Swan Sonnenschein, 1886.