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Anglin, Norman

Entry updated 14 July 2023. Tagged: Author, Theatre.

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(1891-1944) UK poet and playwright who served in World War One; his Near Future play Poison Gas (1928) dramatizes the issue of Poison gas, its use (via Weather Control devices), and hopes of its prevention, a topic much discussed in the years after the War. Tragically, in a strife-torn starvation-prone 1950, a guilt-ridden industrialist fails to prevent Disaster, as often happens in the interbellum Scientific Romance, and inadvertently initiates World War Two. [JC]

Samuel Norman Anglin

born Prestwich, Lancashire: 17 June 1891

died Worcester, Worcestershire: 28 November 1944


  • Poison Gas (London: Jonathan Cape, 1928) [play: hb/nonpictorial]


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