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Algernon Blackwood

(1869—1951) writer of supernatural fiction

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Charles Reade

Overview page. Subjects: Literature.

(1814–84)

Playwright and novelist, born at Ipsden, in Oxfordshire, the son of a respectable country squire. In 1831 he won a scholarship to Magdalen College, Oxford, beginning a...

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Edward Moxon

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(1801–58),

publisher and a close friend of Lamb whose ‘adopted’ daughter, Emma Isola, he married. Among his list of authors were Shelley, Clare, Wordsworth, Coleridge, Lamb, Hunt,...

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Elizabeth Barrett Browning

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(1806–1861) British poet

The Battle of Marathon (1820) PoetryAn Essay on Mind (1826) PoetryPrometheus Bound (1833) PoetryThe Seraphim, and Other Poems (1838) PoetryCasa Guidi...

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Empty House, The, and Other Ghost Stories

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Algernon Blackwood, 1906, Eveleigh Nash.

The pattern of these ten entertaining but unremarkable stories is set by the title story. Jim Shorthouse arrives in a seaside town on a...

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Englishman's Magazine

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(1831–3),

an original and ambitious literary monthly, edited by E. Moxon. It published the work of the unknown young Tennyson, as well as that of Hood, Lamb, Leigh Hunt, Clare, A....

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horror

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And fantasy have been with us, in one form or another, for as long as literature has existed. M. Shelley's Frankenstein (1818), R. L. Stevenson's The Strange Case of Dr Jekyll and Mr Hyde...

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John Silence: Physician Extraordinary

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Algernon Blackwood, 1908, Eveleigh Nash.

The eponymous hero is the Sherlock Holmes of the occult, a middle-aged, independently wealthy freelance physician: ‘the cases that...

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Lord Byron

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(sixth baron) (1788–1824),

son of Captain John Byron and Catherine Gordon of Gight. Byron was born with a club‐foot, which (it is generally supposed) had a profound effect on his...

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Margaret Oliphant

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(1828–97),

a prolific Scots writer, she published Passages in the Life of Mrs Margaret Maitland (1849), a tale of Scotland; Caleb Field (1851); and The Athelings (1857), one of her...

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Nikolai Gogol

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(1809–52)

Russian writer. Early success came with his short stories, eclipsing his first dramatic efforts. Gogol's theatrical reputation rests primarily on his masterpiece The...

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