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(1848-? ) US author whose Noah's Confession (1898) plays surprisingly fast and loose – certainly in terms of nineteenth-century American attempts at popular fiction – with the Bible (see Religion). Here Noah is a citizen of Atlantis, responsible for a series of forbidden nautical Inventions, including the ark in which he and his lover survive the sinking of their land. Later, having migrated, Noah and his family face a second Deluge. The tale seems to have been derived in part from Ignatius Donnelly's Atlantis: The Antediluvian World (1882). [JC]
George Byrne Smith
born Jamestown, New York: 11 August 1848
- Noah's Confession (Jamestown, New York: The Cicerone Publishing Company, 1898) [hb/]
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