Encyclopedia of Fantasy (1997)
Corley, Donald

(1886-1955) US artist, and author of two books of exotic fantasy: The House of Lost Identity (coll 1927) and The Haunted Jester (coll 1931). All his stories affect a flamboyant style, especially those with Arabian or oriental settings (> Arabian Fantasy; Oriental Fantasy). His tales are much influenced by Lord Dunsany and James Branch Cabell (who provided an introduction to the first volume) in their fabrication of imaginary worlds. DC's stories are often self-indulgent, but have a captivating flair. [MA]

Donald Corley

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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.