(1841 - 1901)
Biographies of Buchanan, a timeline, obituaries and a section on his final resting place.
A complete list of Buchanan’s works.
The full texts of Undertones, Idyls and Legends of Inverburn, London Poems, Ballad Stories of the Affections,
North Coast and other Poems, The Book of Orm, Napoleon Fallen, The Drama of Kings,
Saint Abe and his Seven Wives,White Rose and Red, Balder the Beautiful,
Ballads of Life, Love, and Humour, 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.
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.
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.
The full texts of David Gray and other Essays, chiefly on Poetry,
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”’.
Contemporary reviews of Buchanan’s books.
Letters to William Hepworth Dixon, Robert Browning, Roden Noel,
Alfred Tennyson, the Brothers Dalziel, Augustin Daly, Chatto & Windus,
George Bernard Shaw, Alfred Russel Wallace and others.
Plus a list of the known locations of Buchanan’s surviving letters
and other material, including selections from Mary Buchanan’s album.
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.
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.
Buchanan and the Law
Court cases involving Buchanan, including his bankruptcy.
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.
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.
Various other Buchanan items.
Links to Buchanan works online and related sites.
Information about this site.