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Pseudonym of Wilfrid Keppel Honnywill (1871-1909) for his first novel The Master-Sinner: A Romance (1901), a fantasy of the Afterlife [see The Encyclopedia of Fantasy under links below] featuring letters from a dead victim of a life of Decadence and depicting Hell as a pleasant place from which it is terrible to be excluded; this story can be read as a Satire of the exploitation of Religion by such popular novelists as Hall Caine and Marie Corelli. The Master-Sinner has been wrongly attributed to Herbert Vivian. Honnywill's second novel The Curse of Eden (1901), also published anonymously, is a nonfantastic romance. [DRL/JC/SH]

Wilfrid Keppel Honnywill

born Sompting, Sussex: 14 June 1871

died London: 21 September 1909 [suicide]

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