Guy Boothby, 1867-1905


Biographical note

Australian novelist and writer, noted for sensational fiction in variety magazines around the turn of the nineteenth century. He lived mainly in England. He is best known for such works as the Dr Nikola series, about an occultist criminal mastermind who is a Victorian forerunner to Fu Manchu, and Pharos, the Egyptian. Rudyard Kipling was his friend and mentor, and his books were remembered with affection by George Orwell.


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