Morality and Blood: William Child Green
In 1826 William Child Green was only one of a handful of authors still actively producing Gothic novels. Little is known about the late Gothic novelist except that he was born in London on 5 September 1802.1 He resided in Walworth, where he frequented both social and literary circles; his portrait by le Compte de Carne is preserved in his fifth novel The Prophecy of Duncannon; or, The Dwarf and the Seer (1.249). He was the author of six late Gothic novels including The Maniac of the Desert (1821), The Woodland Family; or, The Sons of Error and The Daughters of Simplicity (1824), The Pays of Loch Lomond (1824), The Sicilian Boy (1824), Alibeg the Tempter: A Tale Wild and Wonderful (1.10) and The Algerines; or, The Twins of Naples (1.9).2
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- 2.Green, William Child, The Abbot of Montserrat; or, The Pool of Blood, A Romance. Introduction by Frederick Shroyer (New York: Arno Press, 1977), pp. v, xi.Google Scholar
- 3.Green, William Child, The Abbot of Montserrat; or, The Pool of Blood, A Romance (London: A.K. Newman, 1826), p. ii. Further references to this novel are given after quotations in the text.Google Scholar