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"I had no ambition to make a fortune. Mere money-making has never been my goal, I had an ambition to build." -- Eden Phillpotts
Eden Phillpotts (4 November 1862 — 29 December 1960) was an English author, poet and dramatist. He was born in India, educated in Plymouth, Devon, and worked as an insurance officer for 10 years before studying for the stage and eventually becoming a writer.

He was the author of many novels, plays and poems about Dartmoor. His Dartmoor cycle of 18 novels and two volumes of short stories still have many avid readers despite the fact that many titles are out of print.

Phillpotts also wrote many other books with a Dartmoor setting. He was for many years the President of the Dartmoor Preservation Association and cared passionately about the conservation of Dartmoor.

One of his novels, Widecombe Fair, inspired by an annual fair at the village of Widecombe-in-the-Moor, provided the scenario for his comic play The Farmer's Wife. It went on to become a silent movie of the same name, directed by Alfred Hitchcock and filmed in 1927. The cast included: Jameson Thomas, Lillian Hall-Davis, Gordon Harker and Gibb McLaughlin.

Phillpotts was a friend of Agatha Christie, who was an admirer of his work and a regular visitor to his home. Jorge Luis Borges was another admirer.

Some of his novels about Dartmoor include:

  • Children of the Mist (1898)
  • Sons of the Morning (1900)
  • The River (1902)
  • The American Prisoner (1904)
  • The Whirlwind (1907)
  • The Mother (1908)
  • The Virgin in Judgment (1908)
  • The Three Brothers (1909)
  • The Thief of Virtue (1910)
  • The Beacon (1911)
  • The Forest on the Hill (1912)
  • Orphan Dinah (1920)
He also wrote a series of novels each set against the background of a different trade or industry. Titles include: Brunel's Tower (a pottery), Storm in a Teacup (hand-papermaking).

Among his other works is The Grey Room, the plot of which is centered on a haunted room in an English manor house. He also wrote a number of other mystery novels, both under his own name and the pseudonym Harrington Hext. Titles include: The Thing at Their Heels, The Red Redmaynes, The Monster, The Clue from the Stars and The Captain's Curio.

Although mainly a novelist, he also wrote several plays, the most famous being Yellow Sands.

Phillpotts was an agnostic and a supporter of the Rationalist Press Association.

Late in his long writing career he wrote a few books of interest to science fiction andfantasy readers, the most noteworthy being Saurus, which involves an alien reptilian being observing human life, somewhat after the fashion in which ethnographers observed peoples deemed "primitive" at that time.

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Total Books: 530
It Happened Like That - A New Volume of Short Stories
2011 - It Happened Like That - a New Volume of Short Stories (Paperback)
ISBN-13: 9781447436607
ISBN-10: 1447436601
Genre: Literature & Fiction
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The Spinners
2011 - The Spinners (Paperback)Paperback, Hardcover
ISBN-13: 9781446090435
ISBN-10: 1446090434
Genre: Literature & Fiction
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The Torch and Other Tales
2011 - The Torch and Other Tales (Hardcover)Paperback, Hardcover
ISBN-13: 9781241679262
ISBN-10: 1241679266
Genre: Literature & Fiction
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The Statue A Story Of International Intrigue And Mystery
2010 - The Statue a Story of International Intrigue and Mystery [1908] (Hardcover)Paperback, Hardcover
ISBN-13: 9781165223664
ISBN-10: 116522366X
Genre: Literature & Fiction
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The flint heart a fairy story
2010 - The Flint Heart a Fairy Story (Paperback)Paperback
ISBN-13: 9781171858362
ISBN-10: 1171858361
Genre: History
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Storm in a teacup
2010 - Storm in a Teacup (Paperback)Paperback, Hardcover
ISBN-13: 9781178334777
ISBN-10: 1178334775
Genre: History
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Children Of The Mist
2010 - Children of the Mist (Paperback)Paperback, Hardcover
ISBN-13: 9781445537399
ISBN-10: 1445537397
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The Sinews Of War A Romance Of London And The Sea
2010 - The Sinews of War a Romance of London and the Sea [1906] (Hardcover)Paperback, Hardcover
ISBN-13: 9781160010818
ISBN-10: 1160010811
Genre: Literature & Fiction
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The Striking Hours
2010 - The Striking Hours (Paperback)Paperback, Hardcover
ISBN-13: 9780217609883
ISBN-10: 0217609880
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The Virgin in Judgment
2010 - The VIrgin in Judgment (Paperback)Paperback
ISBN-13: 9781143647437
ISBN-10: 1143647432
Genre: Literature & Fiction
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The Human Boy Again
2010 - The Human Boy Again (Paperback)Paperback, Hardcover
ISBN-13: 9781143852473
ISBN-10: 1143852478
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The Prude's Progress A Comedy In Three Acts
2010 - The Prude's Progress a Comedy in Three Acts [1895] (Paperback)
ISBN-13: 9781120919472
ISBN-10: 1120919479
Genre: Literature & Fiction
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The Grey Room
2010 - The Grey Room (Paperback)Paperback, Hardcover
ISBN-13: 9780217116046
ISBN-10: 0217116043
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The Good Red Earth A Novel
2010 - The Good Red Earth a Novel (Paperback)Paperback, Hardcover
ISBN-13: 9781142037468
ISBN-10: 1142037460
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The Good Red Earth
2010 - The Good Red Earth (Paperback)Paperback, Hardcover
ISBN-13: 9781142172923
ISBN-10: 1142172929
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Doubloons
2010 - Doubloons (Paperback)Paperback, Hardcover
ISBN-13: 9781142207403
ISBN-10: 1142207404
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The Joy of Youth
2010 - The Joy of Youth (Paperback)Paperback, Hardcover
ISBN-13: 9781142244057
ISBN-10: 1142244059
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The Red Redmaynes
2010 - The Red Redmaynes (Paperback)Paperback, Hardcover
ISBN-13: 9781142250232
ISBN-10: 1142250237
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The Green Alleys A Comedy
2010 - The Green Alleys a Comedy (Paperback)Paperback, Hardcover
ISBN-13: 9781142257880
ISBN-10: 1142257886
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Knock at Venture
2010 - Knock at Venture (Paperback)
ISBN-13: 9781142270070
ISBN-10: 1142270076
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The Golden Fetich
2010 - The Golden Fetich (Paperback)Paperback, Hardcover
ISBN-13: 9781142335496
ISBN-10: 1142335496
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2010 - Eudocia [A Comedy Royal] (Paperback)Paperback, Hardcover
2009 - Knock at a Venture [v. 29] (Paperback)
2009 - The Banks of Colne [The Nursery] (Paperback)Paperback, Hardcover
2008 - Lying Prophets [Dodo Press] (Paperback)Paperback, Hardcover
2008 - Grey Room [Large Print Edition] (Hardcover)Paperback, Hardcover
2008 - A Dish of Apples [1921] (Paperback)Paperback
2007 - Delight [1916] (Paperback)
1992 - Arabia's Dwarfs and Magic Camels [Allborough Collector's Library] (Paperback)
1982 - The Red Redmaynes [Detective Stories] (Paperback)Paperback, Hardcover
The Statue [The Collected works of Arnold Bennett] (Other)Paperback, Hardcover
Farmer's Wife Play [Acting Edition] (Paperback)
Yellow Sands Play [Acting Edition] (Paperback)
Peacock House and Other Mysteries [Short Story Index Reprint Series] (Hardcover)
Human Boy [Portway Reprints] (Hardcover)Paperback, Hardcover
Letters to Mrs Thomas Hardy [Monographs on Life of Hardy] (Paperback)
Saurus [Classics of Science Fiction] (Hardcover)