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Guest, Ernest

Entry updated 11 August 2018. Tagged: Author.

Pseudonym of the UK author Henry Gilbert (1868-1937), none of whose works under his own name have fantastic content, though Robin Hood and the Men of the Greenwood (1912) hints at a Green Man [see The Encyclopedia of Fantasy under links below] provenance. As Guest, Gilbert wrote At the End of the World: A Vision (1929), in which the End of the World – and of the solar system itself – is dramatized through the death of the Last Man; the tale then segues – after the fashion of cosmic allegories before writers like Olaf Stapledon applied the emetic of thought to the form – into a vaguely Christian Day of Judgement. [JC]

Henry Gilbert

born 1868

died 1937



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