Encyclopedia of Fantasy (1997)
Thurston, E Temple

(1879-1933) UK writer of popular fiction whose The Wandering Jew: A Play in Four Phases (1920) carries the story of the Wandering Jew to 1560, where he finds death at the hands of the Spanish Inquisition, and Redemption at the thought of Christ; the play was novelized by his daughter, Emily Temple Thurston, as The Wandering Jew (1934). Man in a Black Hat (1930) pits a medical doctor against a Rosicrucian (Rosicrucianism) who may be immortal, who can project himself through his Astral Body, and who is attempting to acquire a 16th-century Book full of Magic incantations; The Rosicrucian (coll 1930) contains some Supernatural Fiction on similar subjects. [JC]

Ernest Temple Thurston


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