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Nicholson, John H

Entry updated 12 August 2018. Tagged: Author.

(1838-1923) UK born schoolmaster and author, in Australia from 1859, who also published early work as by Tadberry Gilcobs and Salathiel Doles. He is of sf interest for The Adventures of Halek: An Autobiographical Fragment (1882; vt Halek: A Romance 1896; further vt Halek: A Romance: Companion of "Almoni" 1904) and its sequel, Almoni: Companion Volume to Halek (1904), which takes The Pilgrim's Progress from This World to That Which Is to Come (1678) by John Bunyan (1628-1688) as the underlying model that shapes the adventures of Halek through various Oriental Utopias and Dystopias, improving himself constantly. Nicholson himself spent the rest of his life in a mental home. [JC]

John Henry Nicholson

born Lyme Regis, Dorset: 12 June 1838

died Brisbane, Queensland: 30 June 1923

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