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William Hamilton Maxwell


(1792 - 1850)

William Hamilton Maxwell

William Hamilton Maxwell was an Irish novelist. He started the school of rollicking military fiction.


The Fortunes of Hector O’Halloran and His Man Mark Anthony O’Toole (1842)

A novel of the Irish revolt against the English at the turn of the nineteenth century. The first two of the thirteen monthly parts were illustrated by Dick Kitcat (Richard Doyle); the rest by John Leech. Read for free online at HathiTrust.

Author(s): William Hamilton Maxwell
Illustrator(s): Richard Doyle
John Leech

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