Hichens, Robert Smythe (M)

Surname: Hichens
Forename(s): Robert Smythe
b. 14 November 1864. d. 20 July 1950. Nationality: English. VIAF.
Poet, novelist, short story writer, and playwright. Alternative signature: R. S. Hitchens. Born in Speldhurst, Kent. Educated at the Royal College of Music and the London School of Journalism. Contributed to Mistress and Maid and Pall Mall Magazine. Moved to Egypt in 1893 to recover from illness and published The Green Carnation (1884). Returned to London and became the music critic of World and other literary works. Travelled extensively around North Africa, Egypt, and the Near East and based his romances in these locations. Became close friends with John Knittel and travelled with him and his family around Europe and Africa. Eventually settled in Zürich and wrote his autobiography Yesterday (1947). Friends with Henry James and Oscar Wilde. Several of his his novels have been adapted as films. Biographical information: ODNB. (CC)

Poems associated with this person

Total poems: 1
Poem title Date Periodical Roles id #
When We Are All Asleep 1889-07 Atalanta Poet 1935