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By: Robert Smythe Hichens (1864-1950)

The Spell of Egypt by Robert Smythe Hichens The Spell of Egypt

The author, a British journalist and novelist, is interested in the feel of the places he visits. He describes at length a visit he has made to Egypt, with emphasis on the emotional response the places generate.

The Return of the Soul by Robert Smythe Hichens The Return of the Soul

Can the soul of the dead come back to haunt the one who was responsible for its death? What would happen if the responsible one did not believe it could be so, and yet was in love with the returned soul? The Return of the Soul is a horror story of a man who is visited by the returning soul of a deceased, and who has some very perplexing issues to deal with upon that return. (Introduction by Roger Melin)

Book cover Green Carnation

The Green Carnation, first published anonymously in 1894, was a scandalous novel by Robert Hichens whose lead characters are closely based on Oscar Wilde and Lord Alfred Douglas - also known as 'Bosie', whom the author personally knew. It was an instant succès de scandale on both sides of the Atlantic. The book features the characters of 'Esmé Amarinth' (Wilde), and 'Lord Reginald (Reggie) Hastings' (Douglas). The words put in the mouths of the hero and his young friend in the story are mostly gathered from the sayings of their originals...

Book cover The Garden of Allah
Book cover In the Wilderness
Book cover The Call of the Blood
Book cover December Love
Book cover Bella Donna A Novel
Book cover Tongues of Conscience

Tongues of Conscience (1898) is a collection of five thought-provoking stories where an innocent, but selfish, action leads to horrific consequences. Robert Hichens writes some wonderfully evocative descriptions of nature: from a raw and exposed violent seascape, to the serene and idyllic countryside “…the violets seemed to sing in odours…” , to a train pushing through the white-out of a blizzard. In Sea Change an artist with a dark secret (“…I painted for him in words, the varying colors of waves in different seas… I drowned little Jack in the sea...

Book cover The Dweller on the Threshold
Bye-Ways by Robert Smythe Hichens Bye-Ways
Book cover The Woman with the Fan
Book cover "Fin Tireur" 1905
Book cover The Way of Ambition
Book cover The Desert Drum 1905
Book cover The Prophet of Berkeley Square
Book cover The Princess And The Jewel Doctor 1905
Book cover Halima And The Scorpions 1905
Book cover Desert Air 1905
Book cover A Spirit in Prison
Book cover The Figure In The Mirage 1905
Book cover The Mission Of Mr. Eustace Greyne 1905
Book cover The Folly Of Eustace 1896
Book cover The Spinster 1905
Book cover Smaïn; and Safti's Summer Day 1905
Book cover The Collaborators 1896
Book cover Flames

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