Chaplin, W N

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(1892-1981) UK author of a Lost Race novel, The Pagan City (1938), in which an intact Roman civilization is discovered Underground beneath the Sahara desert. Perhaps because of its conception late in the life of the Lost Race subgenre, Chaplin seems to have taken the opportunity to describe this civilization as a Dystopia, with an emphasis on the evils of Slavery, and a Satirical portrait of the kind of contemporary European delusionary thinking that might find Fascism or Nazism still palatable. [JC]

William Noel Chaplin

born Norwich, Norfolk: 25 December 1892 [hence second given name]

died Norwich, Norfolk: 1981

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