Entry updated 11 August 2018. Tagged: Author.
(1849-1928) UK scholar and critic, best known for his initially anonymous autobiography, Father and Son (1907); exceedingly prolific as a reviewer and belletrist for many years. Of sf interest is his novel, The Secret of Narcisse: A Romance (1892), set in the sixteenth century in the French town of Bar-le-Duc, where the protagonist, a sculptor, manufactures (see Inventions) a Robot which much resembles a skeleton, and which causes him to be denounced (and condemned) for practising Black Magic. [JC]
Sir Edmund William Gosse
born London: 21 September 1849
died London: 16 May 1928
- The Secret of Narcisse: A Romance (London: William Heinemann, 1892) [hb/]
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