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Smith, George B

Entry updated 12 August 2018. Tagged: Author.

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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

died

works

  • Noah's Confession (Jamestown, New York: The Cicerone Publishing Company, 1898) [hb/]

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