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Robert Hichens (1864–1950)

Hichens, Robert S. An English journalist and novelist; born in 1864; died in 1950. Abandoning a musical career he turned to journalism. In 1893 he visited Egypt for his health, and while there conceived the idea of the ‘Imaginative Man’ (1895). ‘The Green Carnation’ (1894), however, epigrammatic and keenly satirical in tone, first brought him into public notice, and was followed by ‘After To-morrow,’ and ‘New Love’ (1895); ‘The Folly of Eustace and Other Stories’ (1896); ‘Flames’ (1897); ‘The Garden of Allah’ (1904); ‘The Fruitful Vine’ (1911).