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Hayward, Abraham

Entry updated 12 September 2022. Tagged: Author.

(1801-1884) UK lawyer, man of letters and translator, well known for biographical and critical essays, and for an early (but prose) translation of Johann Wolfgang von Goethe's Faust (1808; 1832; trans Hayard 1833). Of sf interest is The Second Armada: A Chapter of Future History (22 June 1871 The London Times; 1871 chap; vt [for full title see Checklist] 1871 chap) anonymous, a Future War tale in which – after its humiliating defeat at the Battle of Dorking – Britain defeats an American navy which has invaded the Irish Sea in 1875 in order to help the Fenians, who now control Ireland. [JC]

Abraham Hayward

born Wilton, Wiltshire: 22 November 1801

died London: 2 February 1884



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