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E. Charles Vivian

E. Charles Vivian was born in Norfolk, England in 1882. During the course of a career that included work as a journalist and magazine editor, Vivian would also author almost 90 novels in such genres as nonfiction, sci-fi, fantasy, Westerns, and historical fiction. He passed away in 1947, at the age of 64.

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The City of Wonder: Location, location, location?

The City of Wonder by E. Charles Vivian

Just recently, this reader had some words to say about a lost-race novel written by an Englishman; no, not H. Rider Haggard, the Norfolk-born writer who would go on to become “The Father of the Lost-Race Novel,” but rather Victor Rousseau, who had impressed me with his 1916 offering The Sea Demons. Well, now I am here to tell you of another lost-race affair, written some six years later by still another Englishman. The book in question this time is called The City of Wonder and was written by one E. Charles Vivian. A more impressively penned novel than Rousseau’s, the book combines the standard lost-world/... Read More