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Marshall, Archibald

Entry updated 12 September 2022. Tagged: Author.

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Working name of UK author Arthur Hammond Marshall (1866-1934), who was prolific and popular in the early decades of the twentieth century. His Erewhonian sf Satire Upsidonia (1915) amusingly places a young man in a Parallel World, an Underground civilization somehow linked with ours, where all values, in particular Economic ones, suffer a reversal: wealth is verboten, theft is a form of giving; many comic points are lightly made. The Simple sequence beginning with Simple Stories (coll 1928) assembles fairy tales and fantasies told or retold in order to spoof adult activities; they conspicuously reflect their origins in the magazine Punch. [JC]

Arthur Hammond Marshall

born London: 6 September 1866

died Cambridge, Cambridgeshire: 29 September 1934

works (highly selected)



  • Simple Stories (London: George G Harrap, 1927) [coll: Simple: illus/hb/George Morrow]
  • Simple People (London: George G Harrap, 1928) [coll: Simple: illus/hb/George Morrow]
  • Simple Stories from "Punch" (London: J M Dent and Sons, 1930) [coll: Simple: illus/hb/George Morrow]

individual titles

  • Upsidonia (London: Stanley Paul and Co, 1915) [hb/Savile Lumley]


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