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Shelton, Frederick William

Entry updated 12 August 2018. Tagged: Author.

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(1814/1815-1881) US minister and author whose first book, The Trollopiad; Or, Travelling Gentleman in America (1837), is an essentially nonfantastic verse Satire on Frances Trollope (1780-1863). Of very moderate sf interest is Salander and the Dragon: A Romance of the Hartz Prison (1850), a Lost Race tale unduly reminiscent of John Bunyan's The Pilgrim's Progress (1678). Crystalline; Or, the Heiress of Fall Down Castle (1854) is a fairy tale with mildly Gothic trimmings, involving a Magic ring. [JC]

Frederick William Shelton

born Jamaica, Long Island [now New York]: 1814 [1815 has also been given]

died Carthage Landing, New York: 20 June 1881

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