Julian Osgood Field

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Julian Osgood Field
Born 1852
Stockbridge, Massachusetts, United States
Died 1925
Pen name X.L.
Occupation short story writer
Nationality United States
Period 1893–1925
Genres Horror fiction
Literary movement Decadent movement
Notable work(s) "A Kiss of Judas"

Julian Osgood Field (1852–1925) was an American socialite and writer. He was born on 23 April 1852, son of Maunsell Bradhurst Field (1822–75), who was an official of the US Treasury under Lincoln, and Julia Field (née Stanton).[1] Educated in England, he lived largely in London and Paris and became an intimate of the future King Edward VII of Great Britain. Field used the pseudonym X.L. (or Sigma) to write decadent horror fiction. He is also famous for involving Lady Ida Sitwell, mother of Osbert Sitwell, Sacheverell Sitwell and Edith Sitwell in a financial scandal in 1912 which led to her imprisonment for debt.

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  • 1894 Aut Diabolus Aut Nihil and Other Tales (London: Methuen & Co.)

Non-fiction bibliography[edit]

  • 1893 "A Few Words About Jules Sandeau" published in The Pall Mall Magazine, November 1893
  • 1924 "Things I Shouldn't Tell" (London, Eveleigh Nash & Grayson, 1924). (This and the next two items were volumes of often scandalous reminiscences about late Victorian and Edwardian high society. All were published anonymously.)
  • 1924 "Uncensored Recollections" (London, Eveleigh Nash & Grayson, 1924)
  • 1925 "More Uncensored Recollections" (London, Eveleigh Nash & Grayson, 1925)

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  1. ^ Date and parentage recovered from the Latter-Day Saints' genealogical website, [1] . Previous versions of this article have given the birthdate as 1849 (no source stated).