Henry De Vere Stacpoole  

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Train wreck at Montparnasse (October 22, 1895) by Studio Lévy and Sons.
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Henry De Vere Stacpoole (April 9, 1863April 12, 1951) was a Victorian period author, born in Kingstown (now Dún Laoghaire), Ireland.

A ship's doctor for more than forty years, Stacpoole was also an expert on the South Pacific islands. His many books contained detailed descriptions of the natural life and civilizations which he was so close to at home. He also wrote under the pseudonym Tyler De Saix.



  • E. A. Malone, "H. de Vere Stacpoole," Dictionary of Literary Biography, Volume 153: Late-Victorian and Edwardian British Novelists, First Series, edited by G. M. Johnson, Detroit: Gale, 1995, pp. 278-287.
  • R. F. Hardin, "The Man Who Wrote The Blue Lagoon: Stacpoole's Pastoral Center," English Literature in Transition (1880-1920), vol. 39, no. 2, 1996, pp. 205-20.
  • C. Deméocq, "Henry de Vere Stacpoole aux Kerguelen," Carnets de l'Exotisme, vol. 17-18, 1996, pp. 151-52.

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