Edith Maude Hull
|Edith Maude Winstanley|
an anonymous sketch
|Born||16 August 1880
|Died||11 February 1947
|Pen name||E.M.Hull, Edith Maude Hull|
Edith Maude Hull (also known as E. M. Hull and Edith M. Hull) (16 August 1880 – 11 February 1947) was a British novelist best known for being the author of the romantic novel The Sheik which became an international best seller in 1921.
E. M. Hull was the pseudonym of Edith Maude Winstanley née Henderson. This novel is credited with starting the hugely popular "desert-romance" genre. Hull followed The Sheik with subsequent novels The Shadow of the East, The Desert Healer, and The Sons of the Sheik.
Born Edith Maude Henderson in the Borough of Hampstead, London, on 16 August 1880. Hull dabbled writing fiction in the late 1910s while her husband was away serving in World War I. The Sheik, her first effort, was first published in England in 1919 and quickly became an international blockbuster, placing among Publishers Weekly's top ten best sellers for both of the years 1921 and 1922. Hull's volume quickly sold over 1.2 million copies worldwide.
Hull continue to write into the 1930s and 1925 novel Sons of the Sheik was also a tremendous success, as was the film version Son of the Sheik, which again starred Valentino.
- The Sheik, 1919
- Shadow of the East, 1921
- Sons of the Sheik, 1925
- Camping in the Sahara, 1926
- The Lion Tamer, 1928
- The Captive of the Sahara, 1931
- The Forest of Terrible Things (title in US: Jungle Captive), 1939
- Women's Library - List of papers accessed June 2007
Source: Mao, Douglas and Rebecca L. Walkowitz, eds. Bad Modernisms. Durham: Duke University Press 2006.
- E. M. Hull Remembered
- Works by E. M. Hull at Project Gutenberg
- The Sheik and The Shadow of the East Part of the PublicBookshelf online romance novel collection
- The Women's Library Archives, which contains "Books and papers relating to EM Hull"