Entry updated 12 August 2018. Tagged: Author.
(1873-1928) US social reformer and author, mostly in France from around 1900, who usually wrote as Mrs John Van Vorst, but also as by Esther Kelly; her early nonfiction was mostly written in collaboration with her sister-in-law Marie Louise Van Vorst (1867-1936). She is of some sf interest for Magda Queen of Sheba: From the Ancient Royal Abyssinian Manuscript [for full title see Checklist below] (1907) as Mrs John Van Vorst, a Lost Race tale set in Africa, and featuring King Solomon as well. [JC]
Bessie McGinnis Van Vorst
born New York: 1873
died Paris: 18 May 1928
- Magda Queen of Sheba: From the Ancient Royall Abyssinian Manuscript, "The Glory of the Kings": Now First Translated into a European Tongue by Hughes Le Roux, and into English by Mrs John Van Vorst (New York: Funk and Wagnalls, 1907) as Mrs John Van Vorst [illus/Michel Engueda Work: hb/]
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