1862 - Born on November 4th in Mount Abu, Rajasthan, India. British novelist, poet, and dramatist especially noted for novels evoking their Devon setting in a manner reminiscent of the style of Thomas Hardy.
1898 - Phillpotts' literary career began with Children of the Mist.
- Worked as a clerk for Sun Fire Insurance Company, London.
1916 - He was best known as author of the play, The Farmer's Wife.
1933 - He wrote in his mystery, A Shadow Passes and many of his articles on religion expressed skepticism.
1960 - Died on December 29th in Broad Clyst, near Exeter, Devon, England.
- Published over 250 works including some 150 novels plus poems, essays, plays, short stories, and mysteries.
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