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POPULAR WRITERS OF FICTION.

WILLIAM WILKIE COLLINS.

Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde,

An Old-fashioned Opinion, .

203 The Love of the Natives,

213

Friendship with Charles Dickens,

203 • The Two Philosophers,'

213

He Tries to be a Social Reformer, 203 • Truth of Intercourse,'

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Intricacy of His Plots,

203

· The House Beautiful,'

216

His Widespread Popularity,

203

Requiem,'

217

• The Count and Countess Tosco,' 204

• Ozias Midwinter,'

205

SIR WALTER BESANT.

Novelist and Reformer,

217

WILLIAM BLACK.

A Teacher in Mauritius,

217

His Early Love of Nature,

206

Partnership with James Rice,

217

Editor and Correspondent,

206

• All Sorts and Conditions of Men,' 217

Might Be a Scotch Pilot,

206

His Skill as a Writer,

217

Descriptions of Scenery,

206

He is made a Baronet,

217

Principal Novels,

206

• Presented by the Sea,'

217

• A Ride Over Scottish Moors,'

206

• A Secret of the Sea,' .

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JAMES M. BARRIE.

Popularity of Scotch Dialect Sketches,

GEORGE MACDONALD.

His Father as • Dr. McQueen,'

Poet, Vovelist, Preacher, .

Educated at Edinburgh,

Education in Aberdeen and London, .

Success of "Auld Licht Idylls,'

He Becomes an Independent Minister,

His Other Books and Plays,

His Lecture Tour in America,

• Preparing to Receive Company,'

Residence in italy,

His Principal Works,

GEORGE DU MAURIER.

• In the Bell Tower,'

French and English Parentage,

224

Set by His Father to Study Chemistry, 224

ROBERT LOUIS STEVENSON.

He Forsakes Science for Art,

224

His Lovable Character,

His Pictures in Punch, .

224

Prefers Literature to Engineering or

* Peter Ibbetson’and • Trilby,' 225

the Law,

Their Wonderful Popularity,

225

Failing Health, but l'nfailing Courage,

His Death in 1896,

225

Life in Samoa,

His Posthumous Story. The Martian,' 225

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