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Wickham, Harvey

Entry updated 12 September 2022. Tagged: Author.

(1872-1930) US pianist, religious apologist, and author; his Realpolitik defense of Mussolini, on the grounds that he would protect the Roman Catholic Church, diminished his posthumous reputation; nor did his attacks on authors of "smut" like D H Lawrence, also from a conservative religious point of view, did much to maintain interest in his work. Among his novels, which were written earlier, of sf interest is Jungle Terror (1920), a thriller set in South America, featuring flying machines that employ Antigravity, the Invention of a German Mad Scientist just after World War One. [JC]

Harvey Lewis Wickham

born Middletown. New York: 30 May 1872

died Rome, Italy: 3 November 1930

works (highly selected)

  • Jungle Terror (Garden City, New York: Doubleday, Page and Company, 1920) [hb/Ralph Pallen Coleman]


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