Edgar Jepson

Edgar Alfred Jepson (1863 - 1938) was an English writer, principally of mainstream adventure and detective fiction, but also of some supernatural and fantasy stories that are better remembered. He used a pseudonym R. Edison Page for some of his many short stories, collaborating at times with John Gawsworth and possibly Arthur Machen, a long-term friend.

He was editor for a short period of "Vanity Fair" magazine, where he employed Richard Middleton, and did much to preserve the latter's memory. He was also a translator, notably of the Arsène Lupin stories of Maurice Leblanc.

He was a member of the Square Club (from 1908) of established Edwardian authors, and also one of the more senior of the New Bohemians drinking club.

As a literary dynasty: his son Selwyn Jepson was known as a crime writer; his daughter Margaret (married name Birkinshaw) published novels as Margaret Jepson (including "Via Panama") and as Pearl Bellairs; and Margaret's daughter Franklin is the writer Fay Weldon. The Jepson domestic arrangements are commented on second-hand in Weldon's autobiographical writing.

Works

*"Sir Jones" (as Jean F. Darrell Poges)
*"Sibyl Falcon" (1895)
*"The Keepers of the People" (1898)
*"On the Edge of Empire" (1899) with David Beames
*"The Dictator’s Daughter" (1902)
*"The Horned Shepherd" (1904)
*"Lady Noggs, Peeress" (1905) children’s stories
*"The admirable tinker : child of the world" (1904)
*"The Four Philanthropists" (1907)
*"Tangled Wedlock (1908)
*"The Mystery of the Myrtles" (1909)
*"The Girls’ Head" (1910)
*"Lord Lisdor" (1910)
*"No.19" aka "The Garden at 19" (1910)
*"Pollyooly" (1911) children's stories
*"Captain Sentimental and other stories" (1911)
*"House On The Mall" (1911)
*"The Man with the Black Feather" by Gaston Leroux (1912) translator
*"Terrible Twins" (1913)
*"The second Pollyooly book" (1914) children's stories
*"The triumph of Tinker"
*"Alice Devine" (1916)
*"The Professional Prince" (1917)
*"Ann Annington" (1918)
*"The Loudwater Mystery" (1920)
*"Prince In Petrograd" (1922)
*"Lady Noggs Assists" (1924)
*"Buried Rubies" (1926)
*"Emerald Tiger" (1928)
*"Cuirass Of Diamonds" (1929)
*"The Moon Gods" (1930)
*"Memories of a Victorian" (1933) Autobiography
*"Memories of an Edwardian and Neo-Georgian" (1937) Autobiography

External links

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* [http://homepages.pavilion.co.uk/users/tartarus/jepson.html Edgar Jepson’s Garden]
* [http://gaslight.mtroyal.ab.ca/tealeaf.htm The Tea Leaf, Jepson's best-known short story]


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