Basil King





Basil King


Born
in Charlottetown, PEI, Canada
February 26, 1859

Died
January 01, 1929

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'William Benjamin Basil King was born 26 February, 1859, in Charlottetown, Prince Edward Island. He had a stormy childhood and strict religious upbringing, alluded to in his The Conquest of Fear (1921), inspired by his fears of becoming blind. As an adolescent who had already for some years been losing his sight along with having thyroid gland problems, the young King was deemed not fit for work. He spent a lonely and melancholy autumn at Versailles in France, unoccupied and alone with his introspection and agonising over his fears of fate dealing him a bitter blow, a total loss of vision.

In 1881 he graduated from the University of King's College in Nova Scotia and two years later married Esther Foote. 1884 saw him ordained as Anglican prie
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Average rating: 3.87 · 103 ratings · 11 reviews · 58 distinct works · Similar authors
The Conquest of Fear

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77 Beasts: Basil King's Bea...

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The Inner Shrine

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Learning to Draw / A History

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The Street Called Straight

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The Wild Olive

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Mirage: A Poem in 22 Sections

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Learning to Draw / A Histor...

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History Now: from Learning ...

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Warp Spasm

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“Be bold and mighty forces will come to your aid.”
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“Go at it boldly, and you'll find unexpected forces closing round you and coming to your aid.”
Basil King, The Conquest of Fear