Encyclopedia of Fantasy (1997)
Adeler, Max

Principal pseudonym of US writer and businessman Charles Heber Clark (1841-1915), of genre interest primarily for the influence upon Mark Twain's A Connecticut Yankee in King Arthur's Court (1889) of his Time-Travel tale, "Professor Baffin's Island" (1880; vt "The Fortunate Island" 1882), which appears in The Old Fogey and Other Stories (coll 1881 UK; cut vt The Fortunate Island and Other Stories 1882 US); the title story of the UK edition is a Timeslip fantasy. Other fantasies are assembled in Random Shots (coll 1878 UK), which includes "Mr Skinner's Night in the Underworld", Transformations, Containing Mrs Shelmire's Djinn and A Desperate Adventure (coll 1883 UK), and By a Bend of the River (coll 1914). [JC]

Charles Heber Clark

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