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Morton, Frank

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(1869-1923) UK-born author, in Australia for much of his life. The title story of The Angel of the Earthquake (coll 1909 chap), a Near Future tale in which, from the perspective of a narrator 1960, describes a great 1910 Disaster, in the form of a great earthquake, which destroys Wellington, New Zealand. In its wake, social upheaval generates a hopeful Utopia based on loving-kindness; the second tale, "Joy in Arcady", is a fantasy of the Afterlife [see The Encyclopedia of Fantasy under links below]. [JC]

Frank Morton

born Bromley, Kent: 12 May 1869

died Sydney, New South Wales: 15 December 1923



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