Encyclopedia of Fantasy (1997)
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Pseudonym of US writer Edward Irving Wortis (1937-    ), whose fantasy and Horror tales, mostly for older children, include: No More Magic (1975); Emily Upham's Revenge, or How Deadwood Dick Saved the Banker's Niece: A Massachusetts Adventure (1978), which is humorous; Devil's Race (1984), a tale of Possession; Bright Shadow (1985); Something Upstairs (1988), a Ghost Story; and The Man who was Poe (1989), which features Edgar Allan Poe's encounter – in the role of detective – with a cemetery ghost. [JC]

Edward Irving Wortis

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This entry is taken from the Encyclopedia of Fantasy (1997) edited by John Clute and John Grant. It is provided as a reference and resource for users of the SF Encyclopedia, but apart from possible small corrections has not been updated.