Carleton, William

Carleton, William, 1794–1869, Irish author. His Traits and Stories of Irish Peasantry (5 vol., 1830–33) realistically depicts his own rural youth. This was followed by Tales of Ireland (1834), Fardorougha the Miser (1839), and The Black Prophet (1847).

See study by B. Kiely (1947).

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