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Benson, A C

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Working name for much of his copious magazine output of Arthur Christopher Benson (1862-1925), UK essayist, poet and author, elder brother of E F Benson and Robert Hugh Benson; best known as A C Benson though often his books would give this form of his name on the cover while the full name appeared on the title page; he also wrote as Arthur C Benson and as B. Much of his short fiction was fantasy, and can be found in The Hill of Trouble and Other Stories (coll 1903) and The Isles of Sunset (coll 1904) – the two books being assembled as Paul the Minstrel and Other Stories (omni 1911) – and in Basil Netherby (coll 1926). The Child of the Dawn (1912) is an Immortality tale, religiously sententious but occasionally moving. [JC]

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Arthur Christopher Benson

born Crowthorne, Berkshire: 24 April 1862

died Cambridge, Cambridgeshire: 17 June 1925

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