James Grant, 1822–1887


Biographical note

Grant, James (1822–1887). — Novelist, was the son of an officer in the army, in which he himself served for a short time. He wrote upwards of 50 novels in a brisk, breezy style, of which the best known are perhaps The Romance of War (1845), Adventures of an Aide-de-Camp, Frank Hilton, Bothwell, Harry Ogilvie, and The Yellow Frigate. He also wrote biographies of Kirkcaldy of Grange, Montrose, and others which, however, are not always trustworthy from an historical point of view.

[From A Short Biographical Dictionary of English Literature by John W. Cousin, 1910]


  • The Romance of War [1845]
  • Adventures of an Aide-de-Camp
  • Frank Hilton
  • Bothwell
  • Harry Ogilvie
  • The Yellow Frigate
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