Chappell, George S

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(1877-1946) US architect and author, author of some Broadway musicals, well known in the 1920s as a humorist. Most of his work of genre interest was written as by Walter E Traprock; he also published essays on architectural subjects as by Tsquare. As Traprock, he is best known for the Kawa sequence of spoof travelogues beginning with The Cruise of the Kawa: Wanderings in the South Seas (1921) as by Walter E Traprock, and other similar titles. Through the Alimentary Canal with Gun and Camera: A Fascinating Trip to the Interior (1930), under his own name, explores the human body after the fashion of Alfred Taylor Schofield's Travels in the Interior (1887) as by Luke Courteney, though again mainly to spoof the venture; both titles crudely prefigure Isaac Asimov's belated Fantastic Voyage (1966) (see Great and Small). [JC]

George Shepard Chappell

born New London, Connecticut: 2 January 1877

died Banta, Connecticut: 25 November 1946

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as by Walter E Traprock

series

Kawa

individual titles

as George S Chappell

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