John Weyman, Stanley


    Stanley John Weyman (1855 - 1928), an English novelist, and dramatist, was born in Ludlow, Shropshire. He was best known for his historical romances, including The House of the Wolf (1889), A Gentleman of France (1893) and Memoirs of a Minister of France (1895). Weyman studied law at Temple's Inn and practiced as a lawyer for eight years before embarking on his literary career. Weyman's works influenced Robert Louis Stevenson and Oscar Wilde, among others. ;

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    English novelist, popular for his historical romances. Weyman started his literary career by writing short stories for various periodicals. Weyman's contemporary Hugh Walpole praised him for writing “the finest English historical romances since Scott.”;

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