Entry updated 12 August 2018. Tagged: Author.
(1814-1911) UK author, lawyer and archaeologist in whose sf novel, The Revolt of the Horses (1898), the Houyhnhnms from Jonathan Swift's Gulliver's Travels (1726; rev 1735) arrive in the Near Future England of 1950. Finding humans as terrible as ever – a Future War features in the tale – they decide to destroy the race. [JC]
Walter Copland Perry
born Norwich, Norfolk: 24 July 1814
died London: 28 December 1911
- The Revolt of the Horses (London: Grant Richards, 1898) [hb/John Hassall]
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