Richard Marsh


Born
in The United Kingdom
October 12, 1857

Died
August 09, 1915

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Richard Marsh (October 12, 1857–August 9, 1915) was the pseudonym of the British author born Richard Bernard Heldmann. He is best known for his supernatural thriller The Beetle: A Mystery, which was published in the same year as Bram Stoker's Dracula and was initially even more popular. The Beetle remained in print until 1960, and was subsequently resurrected in 2004 and 2007. Heldman was educated at Eton and Oxford University. He began to publish short stories, mostly adventure tales, as "Bernard Heldmann," before adopting the name "Richard Marsh" in 1893. Several of the prolific Marsh's novels were published posthumously.

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The Beetle

3.50 avg rating — 2,184 ratings — published 1897 — 207 editions
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Curios: Some Strange Advent...

3.65 avg rating — 23 ratings — published 1898 — 2 editions
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The Joss: A Reversion

3.30 avg rating — 27 ratings — published 1901 — 4 editions
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The Seen and the Unseen

3.41 avg rating — 17 ratings — published 1900 — 5 editions
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The Goddess: A Demon

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3.10 avg rating — 20 ratings — published 1900 — 6 editions
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Crime and Criminal

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3.70 avg rating — 23 ratings — published 1899 — 21 editions
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The Datchet Diamonds

3.30 avg rating — 40 ratings — published 1898 — 23 editions
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Between the Dark and the Da...

3.05 avg rating — 19 ratings — published 1902 — 22 editions
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Tom Ossington's Ghost

3.67 avg rating — 24 ratings — published 1898 — 31 editions
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CRIME & MYSTERY Boxed Set

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More books by Richard Marsh…
“Take my advice, don't appreciate any man too highly. In the book of every man's life there is a page which he would wish to keep turned down.”
Richard Marsh, The Beetle

“Sometimes I venture to call my soul my own”
Richard Marsh, The Beetle

“You employ large phrases.”
Richard Marsh, The Beetle

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