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Pickersgill, Joshua, Jr

Entry updated 12 August 2018. Tagged: Author.

(1780-1818) UK army officer and author of The Three Brothers: A Romance (1803 4vols), an exorbitantly lurid Gothic novel whose supernatural elements (the Devil is a character) are of no sf interest. It should be noted, however, that when the Devil gives the Antihero protagonist a new body while retaining the old, the Clichés of metamorphosis has been sidestepped, and the reader encounters a very early instance of Identity Transfer. [JC]

Joshua Pickersgill Jr

born 1780

died Sangar, India: 8 March 1818

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