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Train wreck at Montparnasse (October 22, 1895) by Studio Lévy and Sons.
Train wreck at Montparnasse (October 22, 1895) by Studio Lévy and Sons.

Richard Marsh (12 October 1857 – 9 August 1915) was the pseudonym of the English author born Richard Bernard Heldmann. A best-selling and prolific author of the late 19th century and the Edwardian period, Marsh is best known now for his supernatural thriller novel The Beetle, which was published the same year as Bram Stoker's Dracula (1897), and was initially even more popular. The Beetle remained in print until 1960. Marsh produced nearly 80 volumes of fiction and numerous short stories, in genres including horror, crime, romance and humour. Many of these have been republished recently, beginning with The Beetle during 2004. Marsh's grandson Robert Aickman was a notable writer of short "strange stories".

Selected works

  • The Mahatma's Pupil (1893)
  • The Devil's Diamond (1893)
  • Mrs Musgrave and Her Husband (1895)
  • The Beetle (1897)
  • Crime and the Criminal (1897)
  • The Duke and the Damsel (1897)
  • Philip Bennion's Death (1897)
  • The Datchet Diamonds (1898)
  • The House of Mystery (1898)
  • Curios: Some Strange Adventures of Two Bachelors (1898)
  • A Second Coming (1900)
  • The Goddess: A Demon (1900)
  • The Seen and the Unseen (1900)
  • Marvels and Mysteries (1900)
  • The Joss: A Reversion (1901)
  • The Magnetic Girl (1903)
  • The Confessions of a Young Lady: Her Doings and Misdoings (1905)
  • A Spoiler of Men (1905)
  • The Coward Behind the Curtain (1908)
  • Sam Briggs: His Book (1912)
  • Judith Lee: Some Pages from Her Life (1912)
  • The Adventures of Judith Lee (1916)
  • Sam Briggs, V.C (1916)
  • The Deacon's Daughter (1917)
  • On the Jury (1918)

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