Guide to the Claude Houghton papers, 1923-1961 MS 020
English novelist Claude Houghton was born Claude Houghton Oldfield in 1889. He wrote novels and short stories which often featured elements of science fiction or fantasy in which the protagonists feel estranged from the world. Novels by Houghton include: "Neighbours," 1926; "Julian Grant Loses His Way," 1933; "Three Fantastic Tales," 1934; and "This Was Ivor Trent," 1935. Short stories by Houghton include "The Madness of Christopher Curlew" (1934), "The Man Who Hated Everybody" (1934), and "The Strange Case of Mr Anatole Pickering" (1934).
Houghton died in 1961.
The collection contains manuscripts of English novelist and short story writer Claude Houghton's unpublished book "Kingdoms of the Spirit" and an original manuscript of Houghton's published novel "Julian Grant Loses His Way". Also included are correspondence to, from, and about Houghton.
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Permission to publish from the Claude Houghton papers must be obtained from the Woodson Research Center, Fondren Library, Rice University.
Claude Houghton papers, 1923-1961, MS 20, Woodson Research Center, Fondren Library, Rice University
The Claude Houghton papers were donated and purchased between the years 1956 and 1992.
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