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Benson, Robert Hugh, 1871-1914

LC control no.n 50057241
Descriptive conventionsrda
LC classificationPR6003.E7
Personal name headingBenson, Robert Hugh, 1871-1914
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Variant(s)Benson, R. H. (Robert Hugh), 1871-1914
Birth date1871-11-18
Death date1914-10-19
Place of birthBerkshire (England)
Place of deathSalford (Greater Manchester, England)
Field of activityFiction Children's literature Devotional literature
Profession or occupationAuthors Priests
Found inHis Papers of a pariah, 1907
Spiritualism, 1911?: t.p. (Rev. R.H. Benson, M.A.)
Cambridge Univ. Libr. database, Sept. 30, 2011 (usage: Robert Hugh Benson; R.H. Benson)
Wikipedia, Apr. 24, 2019 (Robert Hugh Benson AFSC KC*SG KGCHS (18 November 1871, Wellington College, Berkshire-19 October 1914, Salford Cathedral, Salford) was an English Anglican priest who in 1903 was received into the Roman Catholic Church in which he was ordained priest in 1904. He was a prolific writer of fiction and wrote the notable dystopian novel Lord of the World (1907). His output encompassed historical, horror and science fiction, contemporary fiction, children's stories, plays, apologetics, devotional works and articles. He continued his writing career at the same time as he progressed through the hierarchy to become a Chamberlain to the Pope in 1911 and subsequently titled Monsignor.
Associated languageeng