(1888-1982) US languages teacher and author, best known for The Three Immortals sf-fantasy trilogy he wrote with George S Viereck (whom see for details): My First Two Thousand Years: The Autobiography of the Wandering Jew (1928), Salome: The Wandering Jewess (1930; cut vt Salome: My First 2000 Years of Love 1954) and The Invincible Adam (1932). Prince Pax (1933), also with Viereck, provides an idealistic Ruritanian king with a high-tech Weapon: world peace, on his terms, ensues.
Eldridge's early stories, some of them containing fantasy elements, are assembled as And the Sphinx Spoke (coll 1921); Madonna With the Cat (1942) is a fantasy Satire set in an imaginary kingdom of ancient Spain. [JC]
see also: Adam and Eve; Immortality; Origin of Man; Pocket Universe; Wandering Jew.
born Philadelphia, Pennsylvania: 5 May 1888
died New York: 23 July 1982
The Three Immortals
- And the Sphinx Spoke (Boston, Massachusetts: The Stratford Company Publishers, 1921) [coll: hb/Carlo de Fomaro]
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