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Robert Buchanan by Harriett Jay
Additional Biographies
Reminiscences of Buchanan
The Last Months of Buchanan
Obituaries
Buchanan’s Funeral
Buchanan’s Grave
Robert Buchanan Timeline:
     Documents (census returns etc.)
     Robert Buchanan Snr.

Bibliography
Filmography
Buchanan’s Music
Editions
Chronological Bibliography

Poetry
Idyls and Legends of Inverburn
London Poems
Ballad Stories of the Affections
North Coast
The Book of Orm
Saint Abe and his Seven Wives
Balder the Beautiful
The Earthquake
The City of Dream
The Outcast
The Wandering Jew
     The Wandering Jew’ Controversy
The Devil’s Case
The Ballad of Mary the Mother
The New Rome
‘Faces on the Wall’
Poems from Other Sources
Selected Poems
Alphabetical List of Poems on the Site

Plays
The Rath Boys
The Witchfinder
A Madcap Prince
Corinne
The Queen of Connaught
The Nine Days’ Queen
The Mormons
The Shadow of the Sword
Lucy Brandon
Storm-Beaten
Lady Clare
[Flowers of the Forest]
A Sailor and His Lass
Bachelors
Constance
Lottie
Agnes
Alone in London
Sophia
Fascination
The Blue Bells of Scotland
Partners
Joseph’s Sweetheart
That Doctor Cupid
Angelina!
The Old Home
A Man’s Shadow
Theodora
Man and the Woman
Clarissa
Miss Tomboy
The Bride of Love
Sweet Nancy
The English Rose
The Struggle for Life
The Sixth Commandment
Marmion
The Gifted Lady
The Trumpet Call
Squire Kate
The White Rose
The Lights of Home
The Black Domino
The Piper of Hamelin
The Charlatan
Dick Sheridan
A Society Butterfly
Lady Gladys
The Strange Adventures of Miss Brown
The Romance of the Shopwalker

The Wanderer from Venus
The Mariners of England
Two Little Maids from School
When Knights Were Bold
Short Plays
Other Plays
Buchanan in America
Poetry Readings

Fiction
Novels
A Hero In Spite Of Himself
The Moment After

Short Stories
‘My Aunt’s Christmas’
‘A Heart Struggle’
‘Lady Letitia’s Lilliput Hand’
‘A Roman Supper’
‘The Heir’
‘Miss Birchington’s Love Story’
‘My Good Fairy’
‘A Dream; and a Deduction’
‘The Peacocks’ Feathers’
‘Berinthia’
‘An Old Reckoning’

Essays
The Coming Terror
Donne the Metaphysician’
‘Society’s Looking-glass’
‘Poems About Babies’
‘Bridal Poetry’
‘Wintering at Étretat’
‘Étretat in the Bathing Season’
‘Immorality in Authorship’
‘George Heath, The Moorland Poet’
‘Mr. John Morley’s Essays’
‘The Fleshly School of Poetry’
‘Tennyson’s Charm’
‘Criticism as One of the Fine Arts’
‘Pity the Poor Drama!’
‘Prose and Verse’
’The Newest Thing in Journalism’
‘Fashionable Farces’
‘Charles Reade: a Personal Reminiscence’
The Stage of Today’
‘Review of Ballads and Poems by Members of the Glasgow Ballad Club
‘W. E. Forster: a Personal Reminiscence’
‘A Note on Emile Zola’
‘On Descending into Hell’
‘The Drama in England’
‘How I Write My Plays’
‘My First Book’
‘The Voice of “The Hooligan”’

Reviews
Poetry
Fiction
Essays
Miscellaneous Works
Buchanan and the Magazines
Light

Letters
To Robert Browning
To Roden Noel
To Alfred Tennyson
To the Brothers Dalziel
To Augustin Daly
To Chatto & Windus
Letters from Collections
Published Letters
Random Letters
List of Locations of Buchanan’s Letters
Mary Buchanan’s Album

The Fleshly School Controversy
The Fleshly School of Poetry’
‘The Stealthy School of Criticism’
The ‘Fleshly School’ Pamphlet
Under The Microscope
Reviews of Rossetti’s Poems
Related Documents
The ‘Fleshly School’ in the Press
The ‘Fleshly School’ Libel Action
Buchanan’s Apology
Other Accounts of the Controversy
Critical Essays
A ‘Fleshly School’ Timeline

Buchanan and the Press
Interviews
Articles about Buchanan
Latter-Day Leaves
Letters to the Press

Buchanan and the Law
Lucy Brandon
Alone in London
Sophia
Lady Gladys
Heredity
The Charlatan
Buchanan’s Bankruptcy:
     Rudolph Blind
     R. Buchanan Snr.’s Bankruptcy
Dick Sheridan
Harriett Jay’s Bankruptcy
A Showman’s Courtship

The Critical Response
including Robert Buchanan, the Poet of Modern Revolt by A. Stodart-Walker

Harriett Jay
Biography
Bibliography
Book Reviews
Theatre Reviews
Short Stories
The Literary Ladies’ Dinner

Miscellanea
A Letter from Tennyson’s Brother
A Trip to Oban
‘Like a Giant Refreshed’
‘Art in England’ by Israel Zangwill
Buchananalia

Links

Site Diary
Diary Archives

Site Search

ROBERT WILLIAMS BUCHANAN (1841 - 1901)

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ROBERT BUCHANAN

(1841 - 1901)

Biography

Biographies of Buchanan, a timeline, obituaries and a section on his final resting place.

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Bibliography

A complete list of Buchanan’s works.

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Poetry

The full texts of Idyls and Legends of Inverburn, London Poems, Ballad Stories of the Affections,
North Coast and other Poems, The Book of Orm, Saint Abe and his Seven Wives,Balder the Beautiful,
The Earthquake, The City of Dream, The Outcast, The Wandering Jew, The Devil’s Case,
The Ballad of Mary the Mother,
The New Rome, and other poems from magazines etc.
Plus a list of all the poems currently available on this site and links to online editions of his poetry.

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Plays

Contemporary reviews of all Buchanan’s plays, and information about those which were never performed.
Plus sections on Buchanan’s theatrical ventures in America,  Alone in London and When Knights Were Bold.

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Fiction

Links to online versions of most of Buchanan’s novels. Newspaper serial versions of
A Hero In Spite Of Himself and The Moment After, and several of his short stories.

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Essays

The full texts of The Fleshly School of Poetry and Other Phenomena of the Day and The Coming Terror,
plus other essays, including ‘The Newest Thing in Journalism’ and ‘The Voice of “The Hooligan”’.

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Reviews

Contemporary reviews of Buchanan’s books.

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Letters

Letters to Robert Browning, Roden Noel, Alfred Tennyson, the Brothers Dalziel,
Augustin Daly, Chatto & Windus and others. Plus a list of the known locations of Buchanan’s
surviving letters and other material, including selections from Mary Buchanan’s album.

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The Fleshly School Controversy

Material relating to Buchanan’s unfortunate spat with the Pre-Raphaelites, including his original article,
Rossetti’s response and Swinburne’s Under the Microscope. Press reports concerning the controversy
and the 1876 libel trial. Other documents and accounts of the controversy.
Buchanan’s apology. A timeline and critical evaluations of the affair.

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Buchanan and the Press

Interviews with Buchanan and articles about him. Buchanan’s letters to the Press
and his ‘Latter-Day Leaves’ column from The Echo.

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Buchanan and the Law

Court cases involving Buchanan, including his bankruptcy.

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The Critical Response

The full text of Robert Buchanan, the Poet of Modern Revolt by Archibald Stodart-Walker.
Critical appreciations of Buchanan by Henry Murray, Roden Noel,
Edmund Clarence Stedman and Lafcadio Hearn, and various other essays.

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Harriett Jay

The full text of Robert Buchanan. Some Account of His Life, His Life’s Work
and His Literary Friendships
by Harriett Jay, Buchanan’s sister-in-law.
Plus additional information about Miss Jay, novelist, playwright and actress.

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Miscellanea

Various other Buchanan items.

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Links

Links to Buchanan works online and related sites.

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Site Diary

Information about this site.

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