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Markwick, Edward

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Working name of UK lawyer and author Edward Markwick Johnson (1851-1925), later his legal name, active in the last quarter of the nineteenth century; his sf novel, The City of Gold: A Tale of Sport, Travel, and Adventure in the Heart of the Dark Continent (1896), direly invades H Rider Haggard territory, taking its protagonists into a scientifically advanced Semitic Lost World in Africa with Ray Guns, run by a Great White Witch (see She) whose love for the hero causes her death. [JC]

Edward Markwick Johnson

born London: 1851

died Godalming, Surrey: 21 June 1925

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