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Godfrey, Hal

Entry updated 12 September 2022. Tagged: Author.

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Pseudonym of Irish journalist and author Charlotte O'Conor Eccles (1863-1911), who began to publish nonfiction work on Feminist issues in Irish periodicals, and whose later career was centred on London; she normally used her actual name. Her sf novel, The Rejuvenation of Miss Semaphore: A Farcical Novel (1897), seemingly her only work as by Godfrey, very alertly the Time in Reverse life experienced by the protagonist after she drinks from the Fountain of Youth. In a note to the text the author acknowledges the influence of Nathaniel Hawthorne's Dr Heidegger's Experiment (1883 chap). [JC]

Charlotte O'Conor Eccles

born Coscommon, Ireland: 1 November 1863

died London: 14 June 1911



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