E. M. Hull entry: Overview screen.
Writing and Life
Works By
Between 1919 and 1939 E. M. Hull produced seven novels, among them her three famous desert romances, and one travel book. Her first novel, the ground-breaking desert romance The Sheik, virtually established the conventions of the genre. It became a huge best-seller, as well as a highly successful Hollywood film starring Rudolph Valentino. E. M. Hull's novels tend to feature exotic settings and romance between much older men and the women they eventually win to love them.
16 August 1880 Edith Maud Henderson (later EMH) was born in London, at 28 Marlborough Hill, her parents' only daughter. Bibliographic Citation link.
1919 EMH published her first novel, the best-selling desert romance, The Sheik. This book "first put the desert on the map as being a good place for sex." Bibliographic Citation link.  Bibliographic Citation link.
11 February 1947 After a short illness, EMH died at her home: Holmeside, Hazelwood, Derbyshire. Bibliographic Citation link.
Back to Top