M. P. Shiel correspondence, 1907-1933, bulk 1927-1933.
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Matthew Phipps Shiel began life in the West Indies of Irish parentage and later studied languages and medicine in London, before the appearance of his first book Prince Zaleski, in 1895. He subsequently wrote over thirty novels including such classic works as The Lord of the Sea, The Yellow Danger, How the Old Woman Got Home, and his science fiction masterpiece, The Purple Cloud. From the description of Children of the wind, ca. 1922. (Pennsylvania State University Libraries). WorldC...