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Ragged, Hyder

Entry updated 12 August 2018. Tagged: Author.

Pseudonym of UK lawyer and author Henry Chartres Biron (1863-1940) for King Solomon's Wives; Or, the Phantom Mines (1887), a Parody of H Rider Haggard's King Solomon's Mines (1885), of sf interest specifically for the spoof description of how the protagonists travel in a Balloon equipped with a device which keeps it stationary while the world turns. This pseudonym has sometimes erroneously been ascribed to John de Morgan, himself the author of several Haggard parodies. [JC]

Sir Henry Chartres Biron

born Lympne, Kent: 10 January 1863

died London: 28 January 1940

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