Encyclopedia of Fantasy (1997)
Garnett, Edward

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(1868-1936) UK editor and writer, son of Richard Garnett, married to Constance Garnett; their son was David Garnett. As a publisher's reader he was enormously influential from the 1890s on, stimulating the early careers of writers like Joseph Conrad, E M Forster, W H Hudson and D H Lawrence. He was a minor playwright but a significant critic. His only fiction of genre interest is Papa's War (coll dated 1918 but probably 1919), a set of 22 sf and fantasy fables, usually containing some Satire addressed towards correcting the failures of civilization that led to World War I. [JC]

Edward Garnett


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.