Encyclopedia of Fantasy (1997)
Friswell, Hain

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(1825-1878) UK author of Ghost Stories and Phantom Fancies (coll 1858), a collection of Supernatural Fictions which includes a Christmas tale, "All Alone on Christmas Day", and a number of Ghost Stories. A further tale, "The King of the Gnomes", is the first translation into English of "Viy" (1835), by Nikolai Gogol. [JC]

James Hain Friswell


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.