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FABIAN, Warner   Flaming Youth
FAIRBAIRN: Fairbairn's Crests of Leading Families (1911)
FAIRBANK, Janet A.   The Smiths
FARJEON, J. Jefferson   No. 17
FARRELL: What Price Progress
FARRELL, Andrew: John Cameron's Odyssey (1928)
FARRELL, Hugh: What Price Progress; the Stake of the Investor in the Development of Chemistry. (NY, Putnam, 1926)
FARRINGTON, Margaret Vere~Tales of King Arthur &d his Knights of the Round Table
FARRINGTON: Neanderthal Man
Fauntleroy 1888 Scibners
Fauntleroy - June 1893, Emma's book from Auntie Hempstead 1897, World's Fair stamped inside, Chicago, Emma graduated 1893 Brown school, and Plant Leaves inside, rotted, many notes written inside, Emma and Ed's writing
FAVERSHAM, Lucie Opp   The Squaw Man
FERBER, Edna   Fanny Herself
FERBER, Edna   So Big
FERRERO, Guglielmo ~ Women of the Caesars -  Chattanooga Inst. 1911 Putman and Sons - History.
FEZANDIE, Clement   Through the Earth
FEZANDIE: Through the Earth
FIELD, Eugene    A Child's Garland of Verses
FIELD, Eugene    The Tribune Primmer
Finger, Charles J. : Bushrangers
Fingerprint Instructor - hand in gold gilt - 12/16/1930 1927 New York belonged to FM Danger
FINN, Frank   The Wild Beasts of the World
FINNEY: Death Watch
FITCH: Junipers Serra?
FITZGERALD, Edward    Rubaiyat of Omar Khayyam
FITZGERALD, F. Scott  The Beautiful and Damned
FITZHUGH, Percy K.  Tom Slade with the Boys Over There
FLAHERTY: My Eskimo Friends
FLAMMARION, Camille: Astronomy for Amateurs...translated by Frances A. Welby (NY, Appleton, 1904)
FLAMMARION: Astronomy for Amateurs
FLEMING, Brandon   The Crooked House
FLETCHER, J. S.   The Secret Way
FOLEY, James W.  Sing a Song of Sleepy Head
FOLEY, James W.   Sing a Song of Sleepy Head
FOLEY, James W.   The Mellow Year
FOLEY, James W.   The Mellow Year
FOLEY: The Mellow Year
FOOTE, John Taintor  Pocono Shot
FORD, Paul Leicester   Janice Moredith
FORSTER, E. M.    A Passage to India
FORSTER: A Passage to India
FORSYTHE, General George A.: Thrilling Days in Army Life ~ 1900 ~ Describes one of the classic encounters between Indians and the frontier army known to history as the Battle of Beecher Island.  ~ Cited by ERB as reference material for his Apache novels
FOSTER, Edna A.   Something to Do Girls
FOSTER, Harry L.: A Beachcomber in the Orient
FOSTER, Stephen Collins  My Old Kentucky Home
FOSTER: Travels and Settlements of Early Man
FOWLER: Modern English Usage
FOWLER: Physiology
FRANCE, Anatole: The Crime of Sylvestre Bonnard (1897)
FRANCIS JR, John   The Triumph of Virginia Dale
FRANCK, Harry: Roving Through Southern China
FRANCK: Wandering in Northern China
FRANCK: Lena M.: Working My Way Around the World
FRANCK, Lena M. Working My Way Around the World
FRASER, Chelsea Curtis   Work-A-Day Heroes
FREEMAN, Austin ~ The D'Arbley Mystery
FREEMAN: Monsier Beaucaire
FRIEZE, Henry S. Bucolics, Georgics and the First Six Books of The Aeneid of Vergil. With Notes and a Vergillian Dictionary. 2nd Edition. New York: American Book Company, 1883. Flyleaf inscription: “Andover, E.R. Burroughs, Chicago, Illinois, Michigan Military Academy, Orchard Lake, Michigan. April 3rd, 1894.” Another notation: “Is Dixon going to get the whisky?”
FRIEL, Arthur O.: The River of Seven Stars
FUEGER: Bush-Rangers
FUNK AND WAGNALLS ~ Funk and Wagnalls ~ Better Say - Correct Use of English
FURBAY: Nature Chats
FURLONG, Charles Wellington   Let Er Buck (1923 dedication and author sketch of horse and rider)
Warner Fabian  (Pseud. of Samuel Hopkins Adams) 1871-1958
Flaming Youth
Film Adaptation 1923: Based on the novel Flaming Youth by Warner Fabian (New York, 1923).
Discouraged by the unhappy marriages in her family, Patricia Fentriss refuses Cary Scott's proposal and allows herself to be charmed by Leo Stenak, a musician, into joining a yachting party to the tropics. Patricia escapes by jumping overboard when Stenak tries to force his attentions upon her. Rescued, she is carried home and is reunited with Cary Scott.
Colleen MooreFirst National bought the film rights to Warner Fabian's novel Flaming Youth, all about a flapper named Patricia Fentriss, and Colleen Moore wanted the starring role. She knew the part of Pat could make her famous. The studio was unwilling to give it to her. She asked her film producer husband John McCormick to get it for her as a wedding present (whether he could have managed this is debatable, although he repeatedly stuck up pictures of Colleen where studio bosses could see it). She also enlisted the help of her mother, who chopped off her hair, and a star was born. 

Flaming Youth, released in 1923, made Colleen an icon of the age, and the phrase "flaming youth" has entered the language. On film she smoked, drank cocktails and danced, danced, danced. Bobbed hair became all the rage. Of course, flappers existed before her - the first film I've found having flapper in the title is actually a British comedy called The Flapper And The Fan (1914). F. Scott Fitzgerald was already writing about his beautiful don't-care girls. However, Colleen made it fashionable. Fitzgerald said "I was the spark that lit up Flaming Youth and Colleen Moore was the torch. What little things we are to have caused that trouble!" Suddenly a whole swathe of girls wanted those short skirts, that cute straight bob. Forget the Rachel (Friends) cut, the Purdey pudding-bowl and the Farrah Fawcett hairdo; the first media star to have a major impact on hairstyles was Colleen Moore and her Dutch boy bob. John Held Jr., one of the famous cartoonists and illustrators of the Jazz Age, wrote a strip called Bird-brained Flappers based on Colleen. 
Colleen Moore
Summer Bachelors ~ 1926 ~ NY: Boni & Liveright
"Tramp, tramp, tramp, the wives are marching. Every summer they repeat the hot weather exodus to the pleasant places of the country leaving the husbands to their offices, their clubs, their loneliness and to...?"

Film Adaptation of Wild Party 1929

Samuel Hopkins Adams (1871 - 1958) American  writer, best known for his investigative journalism. 
Fairbairn's Crests of Leading Families (1911) In Great Britain and Ireland and Their Kindred in Other Lands. N.Y. Heraldic Publishing Co. 1911

Since its first publication in 1859, Fairbairn's Book of Crests of  the Families of Great Britain and Ireland has been a recognized reference in heraldry, an indispensable adjunct to every library, the standard authority for business and trade purposes. Widely used by British jewelers and seal engravers, it has been extensively revised and updated over the years to maintain its reputation as one of the most authoritative and complete collections of crests and mottoes  available in Britain. This comprehensive collection reproduces all 314 plates from "Fairbairn" - over 4,000 designs in all - offering artists and craftspeople an immediately usable resource of authentic, time-honored heraldic motifs. Among the designs are many and tried representations of human figures, mythical beings, soldiers, stags, falcons, dogs, unicorns,  griffins and other mythological creatures, lions rampant, warriors, farmers, hands, flowers, rosettes, crowns, wreaths,and many other striking and eye-catching images.

Janet Ayer Fairbank (June 7, 1878 - December 28, 1951)
The Smiths ~ Indianapolis: The Bobbs-Merrill Company -1925. 433p. 
Ann is descended from the wealthy Cortlandt family of New York, Peter is an iron worker with ambitions. Despite family opposition and personal differences, the two marry and begin their life together in Chicago during the Civil War. As the war grinds to a halt, Peter borrows money to start a foundry which serves him long and well as a basis for building the fortune he desires. The Smiths prosper, bear children, bicker, make up, adjust, and grow old together. In the course of their story, the author also tells the story of Chicago--the war, the fire, financial panic, strikes--thus removing the book from the category of pleasant but forgettable love stories, and making it a valuable social commentary on the last half of the nineteenth century. 

The Cortlandts of Washington Square. 

Janet Ayer Fairbank
In 1900, at the age of 21, Janet Ayer became Mrs. Kellogg Fairbank. While raising three children Mrs. Fairbank took time to do some writing. Writing was one of the few acceptable careers for a woman of her station.  She started with a few political articles and some drama criticism for local magazines.  In 1910 she published her first novel. 

Seven novels, a play, and numerous short stories eventually flowed from her pen.  Mrs. Fairbank was a rich blue-blood, so her plots usually revolved around other rich blue-bloods.  Her 1925 novel The Smiths was about a couple growing up along with the city of Chicago.  It was runner-up that year for the Pulitzer Prize in fiction.

Mrs. Fairbank performed all the Social Register duties.  She gave money to the arts, she organized benefits, she served as Board President of the Chicago Lying-In Hospital for over twenty years.  Her picture was always in the paper for some charitable cause. Somewhere along the line, she became something more than a wealthy airhead.  Mrs. Fairbank became a political player. In most states, voting was still limited to men.  Mrs. Fairbank never accepted that.  She was a champion of women's rights, an ardent campaigner for the suffrage movement.  And she knew how to get publicity without being "unladylike."  Once she advertised the cause by riding a white charger down Michigan Avenue. 

Her social connections gave her entree to politics at the highest level.  Mrs. Fairbank didn't stick with one party.  Over the years she jumped all over the political map. In 1912 she was active in Theodore Roosevelt's Progressive Party campaign for president.  Later she became a Democrat and served a term as National Committeewoman from Illinois.  By 1940 she was a Republican, national vice-chair of the isolationist America First Committee. Throughout it all, Mrs. Fairbank and her husband remained pillars of Chicago society.  Each New Year's Day they gave a reception at their home on North State Street.  An invitation to the Fairbank gala was highly-treasured.  From noon to midnight, hundreds of people passed through the doors.  The cloistered denizens of the Gold Coast were always there, mingling with writers, opera singers, social activists, and cigar-chewing politicians.  At most other places it would have been an unlikely gathering.  Here it was just a reflection of the many interests of the hostess.

Mrs. Kellogg Fairbank died on December 28, 1951.  A few days later, the final reception at 1244 N. State Street became her memorial service. 

~ Chicago Tribune, December 29, 1951
Janet Ayer Fairbank was an American author and suffragette, socially and politically active in Chicago and a champion of progressive causes. She attended the University of Chicago and in 1900 married the lawyer Kellogg Fairbank, the son of industrialist N. K. Fairbank. They had three children including the operatic singer Janet Fairbank (1903–1947). She was a delegate to the Democratic National Convention from Illinois in 1924 and 1932. She was the older sister of Pulitzer Prize-winning author Margaret Ayer Barnes.
J. Jefferson Farjeon June 4, 1883-June 6, 1955
No. 17 A Novel Based Upon the Play: 1926
Number 17 Hitcock's 1932 film version
Alfred Hitchcock demonstrates once again his brilliance in creating visual suspense in this film from his British period. NUMBER 17 tells the story of a young detective who stumbles across a stash of jewel thieves hiding out in an abandoned house near a railway. Multiple  identities and confusion are the background for this early Hitchcock thriller. The story,  based on a play by J. Jefferson Farjeon, was previously filmed as a 1928 silent picture and was a studio assignment Hitchcock initially resented. --With a keen sense of humor and visually supplied suspense, NUMBER 17 follows Detective Gilbert Fordyce (John Stuart) as he enters a mysterious house (#17) on his quest   to bring down a gang. Fordyce's action throws him into a hectic adventure that will bring  him into contact with a group of jewel thieves and will require the help of the gang's redeemable moll (Anne Grey). The film culminates in a thrilling multi-vehicle chase that  showcases extensively for the first time Hitchcock's love for model miniatures. NUMBER 17 is a short film by Hitchcock standards, running a tight 65 minutes, yet it is filled with foreshadowings of Hitchcock's future films. The story was based on the novel and play by J. Jefferson Farjeon.
Joseph Jefferson Farjeon: English novelist, playwright, and journalist, was born in London into literary circumstances. His father, Benjamin Farjeon, was a  well-known novelist and he was the brother of the children's writer Eleanor Farjeon and the playwright Herbert Farjeon. Although he was a descendant of Thomas Jefferson, Farjeon was named after his  maternal grandfather, the American actor Joseph Jefferson. He was educated privately and at Peterborough Lodge. From 1910 to 1920 he did editorial work for the Amalgamated Press. Farjeon's career as a fiction writer was long and prolific. With over eighty published novels to his credit, many in the mystery and detective genre, he enjoyed what the London Times obituarist called a deserved popularity for "ingenious and entertaining plots and characterization." His early novel, Master  Criminal, is a tale of identity reversal involving two brothers, one a master detective, the other a master criminal. "Mr. Farjeon displays a great deal of knowledge about story-telling," declared the New York imes reviewer, "and multiplies the interest of his plot through a terse, telling style and a rigid compression."

Farjeon was one of the first detective writers to mingle romance with crime. Although known for his keen  humor and flashing wit, he was no stranger to the sinister and terrifying. The critic for the Saturday Review of Literature praised Death in the Inkwell, one of his later books, calling it an "amusing, satirical, and frequently hair-raising yarn of an author who got dangerously mixed up with his imaginary  characters. Tricky."

Principal Works: Novels--The Master Criminal, 1924; Little Things That Happen, 1925; Uninvited Guests, 1925; The Green  Dragon, 1926 (rev. ed.: At the Green Dragon, 1929); No. 17: A Novel Based Upon the Play, 1926; The Crook's Shadow, 1927; The House of Disappearance, 1927; More Little Happenings, 1928; Shadows by the Sea, 1928; Mystery Underground, 1928 (in U.S.: Underground); The 5.18 Mystery, 1929; The "Z" Murders, 1929 (in the U.S.: The Person Called "Z"); The Appointed Date, 1930; Following Footsteps, 1930; The House Opposite, 1931; The Murderer's Trail, 1931; Phantom Fingers, 1931; Ben Sees It Through, 1932; Trunk Call, 1932 (in U.S.: The Trunk-Call Mystery); The House on the Marsh, 1933; The Mystery of the Creek, 1933; Old Man Mystery, 1933.
My Friend the King 1931
The Phantom Light 1935
Lightning Conductor 1938

Andrew Farrell
John Cameron's Odyssey (1928) Transcribed by Andrew Farrell with drawings by Charles Kuhn:  New York: MacMillan Co.  Illustrated with a frontispiece and 10 other photographic plates (of an old-time luau, Honolulu harbor, etc.) and many drawings. Notes. 460 pages

John Cameron, born in Scotland, shipped out at the age of 17 in 1867 and wandered the seas attaining the position of Ship’s Captain. His story was put down by him prior to his death at the age of 72 in Japan, a reminiscence of his 50 years of adventures on the high seas, much of his time being spent in the South Pacific sailing out of the port of Honolulu. A regular seaman, he shares many of his life experiences with John Barleycorn (also an acquaintance of Jack London), finds himself shipwrecked on Midway Island, gets involved in Blackbirding for Hawaii sugar workers and apparently even gets to know some of the members of the Hawaiian royalty. With the combined skills of the transcriber, this is a well written, entertaining book that is basically non-fiction although certainly the yarns of this old sea captain were polished just a bit. Encompassing all of the activities and escapades that the missionaries fought a war against, JOHN CAMERON’S ODYSSEY is a fascinating tale of the lives of the seamen of that era. It is complemented by photos and numerous etchings throughout the text by Charles Kuhn

The book describes the career of Capt. John Cameron, who went to sea in 1867 at the age of 17. During his 35 years at sea, he sailed the Atlantic, Indian and Pacific Oceans, from a home-base in Hawaii, in the heyday of sailing commerce and the Tall Ships! Many fanciful tales and enlightening anecdotes including Blackbirding in the New Hebrides for Hawaiian planters, being shipwrecked on Midway, and many others.
Hugh Farrell
What Price Progress? The Stake of the Investor in the Development of Chemistry. (NY, Putnam, 1926) 323 pp
"What Price Progress?" is a financial editor's brief for research. The author analyzes several basic industries with reference to their financial progress during the past years. As a result he shows how fundamental research yields substantial returns to those concerns, the directors of which have been sufficiently foresighted to inaugurate a basic program of research and how the lack of new knowledge or its application brings serious financial difficulties to concerns whose officers see no need for a real research staff.

The book is reasonably free from inaccurate technical statements. It provides fascinating reading far the layman, teacher, and student. Its style is simple and direct. The dollar value of science is dearly pictured.  ~ C. E. K. MEES

What price progress? The Stake of the Investor in the Discoveries of Science 1926 ~ NY: G.P. Putnam's Sons

Margaret Vere Farrington
Tales of King Arthur and his Knights of the Round Table 1888 ~ Putnam ~ Illustrated by Alfred Fredericks and others ~ 276 pages.
Neanderthal Man

Embellishment from Tales of King Arthur and his Knights of the Round Table by Margaret Vere Farrington, 1888.
About this Image:
Tristram's only request was that he could bid the Lady Isoude farewell. This the king granted. "Sir," said Tristram, "I thank you for your goodness" and he sought the fair Isoude to take his leave of her. Then he told her who he was; how for the love of his uncle he had done battle to free the people of Cornwall from the tribute; how in order to be healed of his wound he had to come to this country. He told her again of his love for her, and his sorrow at parting. "O gentle knight!" said Isoude, "I am also full of woe, for I never loved any one as I love thee; but I promise that I will not marry unless with your consent, and that I will wait for you many years."  "And now farewell!" said Sir Tristram, and he kissed her tenderly, and gave her a ring, and she gave him another that she wore. Then they sorrowfully parted...

FRA LIPPO LIPPI A Romance: 1890 ~ NY: Putnam's  225 pages. Illustrated with fourteen photogravures.  A novel about the artist. 

Julie Opp Faversham
The Squaw Man 1906 Harper and Brothers - G&D
Original story was a play by Edwin Milton Royle rewritten into a novel by Julie Opp. High gloss frontpiece and 3 internals all photgraphs from the play. 294 pages

Souvenir Post Card ~ Theater Undivided Back: Caption on card reads: Liebler & Co's Production of The Squaw Man Act. III Jim. 'Yes Diana, this is My Son'
William FavershamHusband William Faversham: The 1914 silent version of this classic Western novel, The Squaw Man, by Julie Opp Faversham, Adapted from the Play by Edwin Milton Royle, holds this distinction: Directed by Cecil B. DeMille, It was the first feature-length picture to be made in Hollywood. This first edition book was published by Harper & Brothers in New York and London, December 1906, and features 8 stills from scenes in the play, made by Hall's Studio, New York. Of the 1931 sound remake, Turner Classic Movies called it "A Western with the darkness of a film noir, The Squaw Man (1931) hits few happy notes as its story travels from an aristocratic England of fox hunts and charity balls to an American West of racial tension between Indians and white settlers."  As for the film, James Wynnegate (Warner Baxter) is a British captain whose love for Diana Kerhill (Eleanor Boardman), a woman married  to his cousin Henry (Paul Cavanagh), creates a potentially volatile situation between the three. Determined to do the noble thing, James flees to  America, where he starts a new life as Jim Carston and falls in love with a "primitive," beautiful Indian squaw Naturich (Lupe Velez) after he saves  her from the abusive clutches of local cattle rustler Cash Hawkins (Charles Bickford). The couple set up a Wyoming ranch and raise their half-breed child (Dickie Moore). Jim appears to be content, until former flame Diana travels to America to tell him the news of Henry's death and calls his new life into question. The 1931 Squaw Man was a sound remake of Cecil DeMille's 1914 debut feature, which became a box-office smash upon its release. The first Squaw Man launched DeMille's movie career as a director making him as famous a box office draw as D.W. Griffith as well as a consummate symbol of Hollywood's Golden Age. It also launched the career of his producer Jesse L. Lasky and the Famous Players-Lasky Co., which went on to become Paramount Studios.
Julie Opp: a well known American journalist, producer, writer and actress who married actor/producer William Faversham.
EDNA FERBER 1885-1968
Fanny Herself ~ NY: Frederick A. Stokes Co.  ~ Illustrator: James Montgomery Flagg or J. Henry
Online eText Editions: 
Arthur's Classic
A warm, wry, and witty chronicle of a young girl growing up Jewish in a small midwestern town.

Ferber dedication in Fanny Herself

So Big ~ 1924 ~ G&D ~ 372 pages

Showboat ~ 1926 ~ Doubleday ~ 398 pages
Stage Door
Edna FerberEdna Ferber was born in Kalamazoo, Mich., Aug. 15, 1885, the daughter of a Hungarian-born Jewish storekeeper, Jacob Ferber, and his Milwaukee-born wife, Julia Neumann Ferber. In some sources, perhaps because of vanity, she claimed to have been born in 1887, but census documents show otherwise. She spent her early years in Chicago and Ottumwa, Iowa. At age 12, she moved to Appleton, Wis., where her father ran a general store called My Store. She expressed her writing talents early as "personal and local" editor of her high school newspaper, the Ryan Clarion. When she graduated from Ryan High, her senior essay so impressed the editor of the Appleton Daily Crescent that he offered her a job as a reporter at age 17, for the salary of $3.00 per week. Limited by family finances from pursuing her real dream -- studying at Northwestern University's School of Elocution for a career on stage -- she took the job. After being fired by the Crescent, she went on to write for the Milwaukee Journal, where she worked so hard that one day she collapsed in exhaustion. While home in Appleton recuperating from anemia, she wrote her first short story and her first novel. In 1910, Everybody's Magazine published the short story, The Homely Heroine, set in Appleton. Her novel, Dawn O'Hara, the story of a newspaperwoman in Milwaukee, followed in 1911.  She gained national attention for her series of Emma McChesney stories, tales of a traveling underskirt saleswoman that were published in national magazines. She wrote 30 Emma stories before finally refusing to do any more. Her first play, Our Mrs. McChesney, was produced in 1915, starring Ethel Barrymore. Ferber was a prolific and popular novelist. She won the Pulitzer Prize in 1924 for So Big, the story of a woman raising a child on a truck farm outside of Chicago. Others of her best known books include Showboat (1926), Cimarron (1929), Giant (1952) and Ice Palace (1958). Showboat, about a girl's life on the floating theater of the Mississippi River, was made into a musical comedy on Broadway and three motion pictures. So Big was adapted into two films. Giant, a story of life in Texas, starred Elizabeth Taylor and Rock Hudson on the big screen and was James Dean's last movie.She died of cancer at age 82 on April 16, 1968, at her Park Avenue, New York, home. In a lengthy obituary, the New York Times said, "Her books were not profound, but they were vivid and had a sound sociological basis. She was among the best-read novelists in the nation, and critics of the 1920s and '30s did not hesitate to call her the greatest American woman novelist of her day."
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Guglielmo Ferrero
Women of the Caesars - Chattanooga Inst. 1911 Putman and Sons History also Century Co. NY 1911 ~  337 pages


Related?: Women of the Caesars, Their Lives and Portraits on Coins by Giorgio Giacosa large hardcover 163 pages A fascinating study of the portraits of the woman of Rome starting with Cleopatra to the House of Theodosius, their history and many plates (some in full color).
The Life of Caesar
Characters and Events of Roman History: Stories of the key players of the Ancient World flesh out history, making the past accessible to anyone interested. Ferrero breathes life into Cleopatra, Nero, and Tiberius while entertaining thoughts on corruption, wine, and social development. The unique aspect of Characters and Events of Roman History is that it not only successfully draws the reader into the past but also explains how the Ancient World is relevant to the early twentieth century in which Ferrero compiled these lectures. 
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Gugliemo Ferrero was born near Naples in the town of Portici, Italy on July 31, 1871. During his university studies he became a pupil of Cesare Lombroso, an Italian criminalista. At twenty-six years old, he published the controversial book Europe Giovanne (The Europe Young Person) based on his expansive travel on the continent. Despite his prominent stature in the intellectual world, his theory on the fall of Latin civilization elicited harsh criticism. Furthermore, his resistance to Fascism led to Benito Mussolini's exiling him. He died in Switzerland, where he was a professor of history at the University of Geneva. 
Clement Fezandie (1865 - 1959)
Through the Earth ~ (1898)---highly illustrated, exploring strange forces at the center of the earth  ~ 237 pages
Through the Earth
Science fiction novel of the construction of a tunnel through the earth to connect New York City and Australia and the adventures of the plucky Horatio Alger-type lad who volunteers to test it. Highly illustrated, describing strange forces at the center of the Earth ~ 237 pages. "Either I must be dreaming, doctor, or else I do not altogether understand you. From what you tell me, I gather that your idea is to open a rapid-transit line between Australia and the United States…..Am I right thus far?" "Perfectly."

Excerpt from
Hollow Earth Fiction: Journeys to the Center by Cynthia Ward 

. . . The most famous "fully hollow earth" is Pellucidar, created by Edgar Rice Burroughs. Combining Stockton's drilling machine, Verne's underground dinosaurs, Symmes's theories, and Sir Arthur Conan Doyle's The Lost World with his own vigorous imagination, Burroughs placed a profusion of prehistoric beasts and intelligent races on Earth's interior surface, which reversed the continents and seas of the outer surface and was lit by a small sun with its own tiny planet (which, unfortunately, Burroughs never explored). The Pellucidar series launched with At the Earth's Core (1914 All-Story; 1922) and expanded to several volumes, including cross-over novel Tarzan at the Earth's Core (1929-30 Blue Book; 1930). Not content with all this, Burroughs created another hollow world, inside Luna, in The Moon Maid (1923-25 Argosy All-Story Weekly; 1962). . . .

. . . Burroughs stirred up a new wave of Hollow Earth fiction, and some of these works did not confine their Burroughsian borrowing to Pellucidar. Otis Adelbert Kline's Tarzan-ish Tam, Son of the Tiger (1931; book edition, 1962) "discovers a lost underground world beneath Burma, and fights Thark-like monsters there" (Edgar Rice Burroughs: Master of Adventure, 1968 edition). . . . While much HE fiction is fantastic by modern standards, some works are more scientific. "A Journey to the Center of the Earth" (1925 Science and Invention) by Clement Fezandie and "Dreams of Earth and Sky" (1895; translated in The Call of the Cosmos, 1963) by Konstantin Tsiolkovsky consider the "gravitational peculiarities of a hollow earth" (The Encyclopedia of Science Fiction, 1993). In The Hollow Earth (1990), Rudy Rucker gives the concept a hard-SF make-over; characters include Edgar Allan Poe! . . .

The Secret of Artificial Reproduction ~ Science and Invention (May 1921)
Doctor Hackensaw's Secrets: A Journey to the Center of the Earth
art by Frank R. Paul for June 1925 Science and Mechanics, illustrating Doctor Hackensaw's Secrets: A Journey to the Center of the Earth
"Some Minor Inventions" [Amazing Stories, June 1926]
"The Secret of the Invisible Girl" [Amazing Stories, July 1926]
Clement Fezandie created Dr. Hackensaw stories that appeared in Science and Invention from 1921 through 1925. Hackensaw, an amiable, white-haired old man clearly modeled on Thomas Edison, was a scientist and inventor par excellence who created inventions on the frontiers of science. Hackensaw is perhaps the quintessential Gernsbackian sf character. Among his inventions: invisibility, androids, genetic engineering, matter transmitters, mechanical hypnosis, drug-induced time travel, element transmutation, and space travel. 
Clement Fezandie created Dr. Hackensaw, SF Frankenstein-like character:, who appeared in Science and Invention from 1921 through 1925. Hackensaw, an amiable, white-haired old man clearly modeled on Thomas Edison, was a scientist and inventor par excellence who created inventions on the frontiers of science. Hackensaw is perhaps the quintessential Gernsbackian sf character. Among his inventions: invisibility, androids, genetic engineering, matter transmitters, mechanical hypnosis, drug-induced time travel, element transmutation, and space travel. 

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