ABSTRACT

A TLS review on March 18, 2016, of a new edition of The Rack inspired me to reread the novel and recall my search, thirty-eight years ago, for the reclusive, pseudonymous Englishman, A. E. Ellis, whose real name was Derek Lindsay. My circuitous quest finally elicited new biographical information and his long and revealing letter about the novel, which I include in this article.

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