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(1850-1917) French-born playwright author, raised in Australia but in the UK by early manhood; in his Near Future sf Satire, Lady Ermyntrude and the Plumber: A Love Tale of MCMXX (1912), the passage of the Great Compulsory Work Act, and the suppression of the House of Lords, creates a society in which everyone must work to live, including the king and queen, who become hotel proprietors. [JC]
born France: 1850
died Brentwood, Essex: 1917
Entry from The Encyclopedia of Science Fiction (2011-current) edited by John Clute and David Langford.
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