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May Edginton was a novelist popular in her day who published more than fifty romances between 1909 and 1955, besides serials, short stories, and plays. Several of her plays did well on stage. One of her novels was filmed, and another gave rise to a musical and a movie which won fame for themselves though not for her.
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1883 or 1884 Helen Marion Edginton (who later wrote under several forms of her name, but usually as 'May Edginton') was born. Bibliographic Citation link.  scholarly note link.
July/August 1909 ME (pseudonym of Helen Marion Edginton) published the earliest of her stories for periodicals to be listed in the The FictionMags Index: "The Conqueror" in The White Magazine. Bibliographic Citation link.
By early October 1914 ME issued under her usual pseudonym her most popular novel: Oh! James! The Story of a Man Who Tried to Prove the Goodness of the World, about a businessman, constantly making money, who tries to do good with it. Bibliographic Citation link.
1955 After a writing career of more than forty-five years, ME published her last novel, Two Lost Sheep, under this usual pseudonym. Bibliographic Citation link.  scholarly note link.
17 June 1957 ME died at Rondebosch, South Africa, two years after the appearance of her final novel. Bibliographic Citation link.
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