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Ballou, William Hosea

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(1857-1937) US author of several mild satires about social life in the American upper classes. His three novels of some genre interest are A Ride on a Cyclone (1889); The Bachelor Girl: A Novel of the 1400 (1890), which features a very fast motorized Balloon plus a romance; and The Upper Ten: A Novel of the Snobocracy (1890), in which a submarine Lost Race of mermen (see Under the Sea) threatens the world above. [JC]

William Hosea Ballou

born Hannibal, New York: 30 September 1857

died December 1937

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