Encyclopedia of Fantasy (1997)
Davey, Norman

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(1888-1949) UK writer. The Pilgrim of a Smile (coll of linked stories 1921) and The Penultimate Adventure (1924 chap), both assembled as The Pilgrim of a Smile (omni 1933), are adventures in a Land-of-Fable Europe which has echoes of the old Gods: the protagonist seeks the secret of the Sphinx's smile. In Judgment Day (1928), a novel mildly reminiscent of T F Powys, the inhabitants of a West Country village are summoned to judgement. In Pagan Parable: An Allegory in Four Acts (1936) members of the Greek Pantheon confront modern civilization. [JC]

Other work: Yesterday: A Tory Fairy-Tale (1924), sf.

Henry Norman Davey


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