Entry updated 12 September 2022. Tagged: Author.
Pseudonym of UK physician and author John Alexander Vlasto (1877-1958), whose The Lurking Shadow (1946) is a Doppelganger tale clearly derived from Robert Louis Stevenson's Strange Case of Dr Jekyll and Mr Hyde (1886). The Peacemaker (1947) is a Near Future tale whose protagonist, an arms manufacturer who wants to put his huge fortune to good use, decides to create universal peace. Under his own name, Vlasto wrote several thrillers. [JC]
John Alexander Vlasto
born London: 21 December 1877
died Hartley Wintney, Hampshire: 17 November 1958
- The Lurking Shadow (London: MacDonald and Company, 1946) [hb/]
- The Peacemaker (London: MacDonald and Company, 1947) [hb/Denis Wrigley]
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