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HENRY HARLAND (1861-19o5)

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Originally appearing in Volume V12, Page 955 of the 1911 Encyclopedia Britannica.
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HENRY HARLAND (1861-19o5), American novelist, was born in St Petersburg, Russia, in March 1861, and was educated in New York and at Harvard. He went to Europe as a journalist, and, after publishing several novels, mainly of American-Jewish life (under the name of Sidney Luska), first made his literary reputation in London as editor of the Yellow Book in 1894. His association with this clever publication, and his own contributions to it, brought his name into prominence, but it was not till he published The Cardinal's Snuff-box (1900), followed e.g. Drws (the door of) Ardudwy, Rhinog fawr and Rhinog fach (cliffs) ; an exception is the verdant Cwm bychan (little combe or hollow). The Meini gwyr Ardudwy (stones of the men of Ardudwy) possibly mark the site of a fight.
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