Entry updated 11 August 2018. Tagged: Author.
(1780-1860) Irish clergyman, High Tory controversialist, playwright and author, in England from 1810; his novel of Immortality and the Wandering Jew, Salathiel: A Story of the Past, the Present, and the Future (1828 3vols; vt Salathiel the Immortal; a History 1855; vt Tarry Thou Till I Come; or, Salathiel the Wandering Jew 1901), was published anonymously but soon acknowledged. The novel concentrates on Salathiel's early years in Rome as a political activist in the Jewish cause, but covers the following centuries in some detail, including visions of travel through space and into the Near Future. [JC]
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Reverend George Croly
born Dublin, Ireland: 17 August 1780
died London: 24 November 1860
- Salathiel: A Story of the Past, the Present, and the Future (London: Henry Colburn, 1828) [published in three volumes: hb/nonpictorial]
- Salathiel The Immortal; A History (London: Hurst and Blackett, 1855) [vt of the above: hb/]
- Tarry Thou Till I Come; Or, Salathiel, the Wandering Jew (New York: Funk and Wagnalls Company, 1901) [vt of the above: text edited and annotated: illus/T de Thulstrupp: hb/George Wharton Edwards]
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