Maurice Henry Hewlett (1861-1923), was an English historical novelist, poet and essayist. He was born at Weybridge, the eldest son of Henry Gay Hewlett, of Shaw Hall, Addington, Kent. He was educated at the London International College, Spring Grove, Isleworth, and was called to the bar in 1891. He gave up the law after the success of Forest Lovers . From 1896 to 1901 he was Keeper of Lands, Revenues, Records and Enrolments, a government post as adviser on matters of medieval law.
Hewlett married Hilda Beatrice Herbert on 3 January 1888 in St. Peter's Church, Vauxhall, where her father was the incumbent vicar. The couple had two children, a daughter, Pia, and a son, Francis, but separated in 1914.
He settled at Broad Chalke, Wiltshire. His friends included Evelyn Underhill, and Ezra Pound, whom he met at the Poet's Club in London.
NY Times original review excerpt:
"THE SPANISH JADE"
Latest Book by Maurice Hewlett Is a Romance in His Best Manner
Written Con Amore and with Subtle Understanding.
THE SOUL OF SPAIN REVEALED
Passion, Cruelty, and Bravery
Under the Hot Sky of a Laggard Land."
This is one book I fell spontanously in love with. Its filled to the brim with all the soul of Spain, it's warmth, it's beauty and it's cruelty. Not only is the story a bravado mix of adventure, romance and mystery and just oozes class and style, the illustrations in this book are quite breathtaking really. Do yourself a favor and download this one!
Contains original illustrations by William Henry Hyde. First published in 1908. Taken from the Gutenberg source files. I used an original illustration as cover.
Al Haines from Project Gutenberg made the most excellent source file.
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