Entry updated 12 September 2022. Tagged: Author.
(1857-1942) UK author whose The Girl with Feet of Clay (coll 1900) contains some spoofs and tales of genre interest, including "The Little Girl", in which a character resembling Marie Corelli literally refuses to grow up; there is no evidence that J M Barrie was familiar with the tale. Turner's Lost-World adventure, The Armada Gold (1908) with Reginald Hodder, which is set on two Islands in the South Seas, is moderately arousing; but he remains of more interest for The Submarine Girl (1909), in which the fake-anarchist girl-captain of a super-submarine meets up with the Flying Dutchman, awakens its crew (see Sleeper Awakes), arranges for their resettlement in South Africa, and marries the Dutchman [for Flying Dutchman, and J M Barrie above, see The Encyclopedia of Fantasy under links below]. [JC]
Edgar Philip Turner
born London: 5 July 1857
died London: 28 September 1942
- The Girl with Feet of Clay (London: John Long, 1900) [coll: illus/hb/Lewis Baumer]
- The Armada Gold (London: Grant Richard, 1908) with Reginald Hodder [hb/]
- The Submarine Girl (London: Stanley Paul and Company, 1909) [hb/]
about the author
- George Locke. A Spectrum of Fantasy: Volume III: Acquisitions to a Collection of Fantastic Literature, 1994-2001: Together with Additional Notes ... (London: Privately Printed, 2002) [nonfiction: p81-82: hb/nonpictorial]
- Internet Speculative Fiction Database
- The Encyclopedia of Fantasy: J M Barrie; Flying Dutchman.
- Picture Gallery
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