Entry updated 12 August 2018. Tagged: Author.
Working name of UK author and broadcaster Eileen Arbuthnot Robertson (1903-1961), best known for such non-sf novels as Four Frightened People (1931), whose protagonists find themselves making their way through a tropical jungle. It was written to contrast with her earlier Scientific Romance, Three Came Unarmed (1929), which, in a striking attack on modern civilization, exposes three enfants sauvages from the Far East to contemporary England; they are in fact examples of homo superior (see Evolution; Superman), but England destroys them. [JC]
Eileen Arbuthnot Robertson
born Dorking, Surrey: 20 January 1903
died London: 21 September 1961
- Three Came Unarmed (London: Jonathan Cape, 1929) [hb/Mayo]
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