Matthew Phipps Shiell (1865-1947) was a British writer of Afro-Caribbean descent. He was born on the island of Montserrat in the West Indies and educated at Harrison College in Barbados. Shiell moved to England in 1885, eventually adopting Shiel as his pen name. After working as a teacher and translator he broke into the fiction market with a series of short stories published in various magazines.
The M.P. Shiel Collection: 14 Novels and Short Storiesby M.P. Shiel
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This Halcyon Classics ebook contains fourteen novels and short stories by British writer M.P. Shiel, including his best-known work, the post-apocalyptic novel THE PURPLE CLOUD. The other works in this collection are MANY A TEAR, MARIA IN THE ROSE-BUSH, PHORFOR, PREMIER AND MAKER, PRINCE ZALESKI, THE BRIDE, THE LORD OF THE SEA, THE MAN-STEALERS, THE PURPLE APE, THE SERPENT-SHIP, TULSAH, VAILA, and XELUCHA. Includes an active table of contents for easy navigation.
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