Entry updated 12 August 2018. Tagged: Author.
(1858-1917) US lawyer and author of The Spell of Ashtaroth (1888), a Biblical fantasy featuring Joshua; of sf interest is The Secret of the Crater (A Mountain Moloch) (July 1897 Lippincott's Magazine as "A Mountain Moloch"; exp 1900), a tale whose frame narrator, after evoking H Rider Haggard and Jules Verne, presents to his readers the illustrative story of an explorer who discovers a Lost Race of Carthaginians on a Pacific Island; the princess in residence falls in love with the explorer. There is a volcano. [JC]
Samuel Duffield Osborne
born Brooklyn, New York: 20 June 1858
died New York: 20 November 1917
- The Spell of Ashtaroth (New York: Charles Scribner's Sons, 1888) [hb/]
- The Secret of the Crater (A Mountain Moloch) (New York: G P Putnam's Sons, 1900) [short version first appeared July 1897 Lippincott's Magazine as "A Mountain Moloch": hb/]
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