Biography of Stanley John Weyman


Weyman (wi'-man), Stanley John. English novelist. Born at Ludlow, 1855. After receiving his education at Shrewsbury and at Christ Church, Oxford, Weyman engaged in the practice of law from 1881-89. His first work of fiction, "The House of the Wolf," appeared in 1890. In 1893 he won wide fame by his novel, "A Gentleman of France." Among his later writings are: "Under the Red Robe," "My Lady Rotha," "Shrewsbury," "Count Hannibal," "The Abbess of Vlaye," "The Man in Black," "The Castle Inn," "The Red Cockade," "Starvecrow Farm," and "The Wild Geese."