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Hamilton, Bernard

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(1863-1930) UK barrister and author; father of Patrick Hamilton, who created several characters in several novels who reflected his spendthrift flamboyance and alcoholism. Hamilton's one work of any sf interest is The Light?: A Romance (1898), a heavily plotted tale set mostly in ancient Egypt and partly, via obscurely explained Reincarnations, around 1870; Transcendence, having been obsessively sought, may be achieved amidst the interaction of ancient wisdom (see Religion) and the Franco-Prussian War. Hamilton should not be confused with the medieval historian Bernard Hamilton (1932-    ). [JC]

Walter Bernard Hamilton

born 27 March 1863

died London: 31 July 1930


  • The Light?: A Romance (London: Hurst and Blackett, 1898) [illus/Maurice Grieffenhagen, and Bernard Hamilton (photographs): hb/nonpictorial]


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