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Lehmann, R C

Entry updated 12 August 2018. Tagged: Author.

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(1856-1929) UK editor, politician (Liberal MP 1906-1910) and author, founder of the literary journal Granta (initially The Granta) in 1889, a member of the "table" of central contributors to Punch 1890-1919 and composing for initial publication there "Mr Punch's" Prize Novels: New Series (coll 1892), which includes parodies of H Rider Haggard (as by Reader Faghard), Jules Verne and the Future-War subgenre. A later volume, The Adventures of Picklock Holes (coll 1901), contains at least one sf story in addition to its parodies of Arthur Conan Doyle. Two of Lehmann's children – John Lehmann (1907-1987) and Rosamond Lehmann (1901-1990) – were important literary figures. [JC]

Rudolf Chambers Lehmann

born Ecclesall, Sheffield: 3 January 1856

died Bourne End, Buckinghamshire: 22 January 1929

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