Curwen, Henry

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(1846-1892) UK critic, journalist and author, in India from 1876, where he became editor of the Times of India. He was an early sympathetic critic of Edgar Allan Poe. Zit and Xoe: Their Early Experience (April-May 1885 Blackwood's Magazine; 1887) is a tale of Prehistoric SF told in terms of the theory of Evolution, in which two advanced apes (see Apes as Human) are forced to leave their tribe in order to progress humanwards. [JC]

Henry Curwen

born Workington, Cumberland: April 1846 [christened 19 June 1846]

died at sea, Indian Ocean: 22 February 1892

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