Turner, Edgar

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(1857-1942) UK author whose The Girl with Feet of Clay (coll 1900) contains some spoofs and tales of genre interest, including "The Little Girl", in which a character resembling Marie Corelli literally refuses to grow up; there is no evidence that J M Barrie [see The Encyclopedia of Fantasy under links below] was familiar with the tale. Turner's Lost-World adventure, The Armada Gold (1908) with Reginald Hodder, which is set on two Islands in the South Seas, is moderately arousing; but he remains of more interest for The Submarine Girl (1909), in which a super-submarine meets up with the Flying Dutchman, awakens her crew (see Sleeper Awakes), and arranges for their resettlement in South Africa. [JC]

Edgar Philip Turner

born London: 1857

died London: 28 September 1942

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