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Howitt, William

Entry updated 11 August 2018. Tagged: Author.

(1792-1879) UK author, married to Mary Howitt (1799-1888) who was the first translator of Hans Christian Andersen (1805-1875) [see The Encyclopedia of Fantasy under links below]. He wrote several tales classifiable as fantasies; Pantika: Or, Traditions of the Most Ancient Times (coll 1835 2vols) assembles several of these, including "Nichar, the Exile of Heaven", which describes a Fantastic Voyage through the solar system, as recounted by a fallen angel. [JC]

William Howitt

born Heanor, Derbyshire: 18 December 1792

died Rome, Italy: 3 March 1879

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