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(1881-1952) US author in whose Young Adult novel, The Strange Inventor: A Curious Adventure Story (1927), Merlin Time Travels incognito to the twentieth century, where he meets the young protagonist, and amazes him with the engineless car (another of his Inventions) in which he carries him away. The two visit the future, where adventures are had, and the past, ditto. Merlin himself is a distant precursor of the Mad Scientist in the Back to the Future films. [JC]
Mark Powell Hyde
born Grand Rapids, Michigan: 8 October 1881
died Nice, France: 2 June 1952
- The Strange Inventor: A Curious Adventure Story (Garden City, New York: Doubleday, Page and Company, 1927) [hb/]
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