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Dehan, Richard

Entry updated 12 September 2022. Tagged: Author.

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Pseudonym of Irish-born journalist, cartoonist, playwright and author Clotilde Augusta Inez Maria Graves (1863-1932), in UK from childhood; active from about 1884, her first plays being written later in that decade, as Clotilde Graves. Beginning with The Dop Doctor (1910), she wrote as by Richard Dehan; reprints of her work, including some titles originally published as Graves, continue to use the pseudonym. Of sf interest in Off Sandy Hook and Other Stories (coll 1915) is "Lady Clanbevon's Baby", in which a mysterious Ray, invented by a Mad Scientist fatally in love with the Lady, grants Immortality; and in Under the Hermés and Other Stories (coll 1917), of interest is "The Great Beast of Kafui", set in Africa, where the last brontosaurus (see Dinosaurs) is discovered but not shot. [JC]

Clotilde Augusta Inez Maria Graves

born Buttevant Castle, County Cork, Ireland: 3 June 1863

died Hatch End, Middlesex: 3 December 1932

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