E. M. Hull

Standard Name: Hull, E. M.
Birth Name: Edith Maud Henderson
Nickname: Diana
Married Name: Edith Maud Winstanley Hull
Used Form: Edith Maude Hull
Between 1919 and 1939 EMH 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 . EMH 's novels tend to feature exotic settings and romance between much older men and the women they eventually win to love them.


Connections Sort descending Author name Excerpt
Intertextuality and Influence Elizabeth Taylor
Paul Bailey opens his introduction by quoting extensively from a scene in Ethel M. Dell 's The Top of the World which features a Proud Beauty and a Faithful Retainer. He also links Angel with...
Textual Production Barbara Cartland
In later life Cartland made herself the custodian of the romance tradition by re-issuing a long list of her favourites—Ethel M. Dell , Elinor Glyn , E. M. Hull , Berta Ruck , and...
Travel Rosita Forbes
In winter 1923-4 RF went for the first time on a lecture tour in the USA. She called it enormously interesting and far more exhausting than any amount of desert travel. She says she...


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Hull, E. M., and C. W. Hull. Camping in the Sahara. Eveleigh Nash and Grayson, 1926.
Saunders, Kate, and E. M. Hull. “Introduction”. The Sheik, Virago, 1996, p. v - xi.
Hull, E. M. The Captive of Sahara. Methuen, 1931.
Hull, E. M. The Desert Healer. Small, Maynard, 1923.
Hull, E. M. The Forest of Terrible Things. Hutchinson, 1939.
Hull, E. M. The Lion-Tamer. Dodd, Mead, 1928.
Hull, E. M. The Shadow of the East. Eveleigh Nash and Grayson, 1921.
Hull, E. M. The Shadow of the East. Small, Maynard, 1922.
Hull, E. M. The Sheik. Eveleigh Nash, 1919.
Hull, E. M. The Sheik. University of Pennsylvania Press, 2001.
Hull, E. M. The Sons of the Sheik. Eveleigh Nash and Grayson, 1925.