Though regarded as a significant literary figure in the genre of realism, Archibald Marshall was also a pioneer of science fiction. Upsidonia is a perfect embodiment of this seeming contradiction. In the novel, Marshall creates a richly imagined world and populates it with compelling characters and details. It's a fascinating read for fans of golden-age science fiction.
A follow-up to his earlier novel, Abington Abbey, Archibald Marshall's The Graftons delves deeper into the family history and tangled relationships of the Grafton clan. Fans of British domestic dramas that play out against the backdrop of a quaint country setting will relish this classic tale.
British author Archibald Marshall became a writer later in life and rapidly gained acclaim in his own country and abroad. Regarded as a literary realist who worked in a vein similar to that mined by Anthony Trollope, Marshall excelled at creating sweeping family epics that explore many aspects of society and group dynamics, of which Abington Abbey is a stellar example.
Known as one of the foremost literary realists of his era, British author Archibald Marshall was a master of drawing subtle distinctions and comparisons between the haves and the have-nots in his home country. In The Hall and the Grange, Marshall homes in on the lives of a family ensconced in comfort and luxury on their country estate and the social unrest that is beginning to boil over all around them.