Mr Meeson's Will

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Mr Meeson's Will
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Mr. Meeson's will tattooed on the back of Augusta Smithers
AuthorH. Rider Haggard
CountryUnited Kingdom
LanguageEnglish
Publication date
1888

Mr Meeson's Will is an 1888 novel by H. Rider Haggard.[1][2] It was based on a well known anecdote of the time.[3][4] The plot concerns a marooned man's will tattooed on the back of a woman.[5]

Adaptation[edit]

It was turned into silent films in 1915[6] and 1916 (as The Grasp of Greed with Lon Chaney).

References[edit]

  1. ^ R.D. Mullen, "The Books of H. Rider Haggard: A Chronological Survey" Science Fiction Studies, # 16, Volume 5, Part 3, November 1978, accessed 13 December 2013
  2. ^ "Wholesale Plagiarism". Gundagai Times and Tumut, Adelong and Murrumbidgee District Advertiser. NSW. 4 December 1888. p. 4. Retrieved 17 December 2013 – via National Library of Australia.
  3. ^ "The Origin of "Mr. Meeson's Will."". Clarence and Richmond Examiner and New England Advertiser. Grafton, NSW. 12 January 1889. p. 6. Retrieved 17 December 2013 – via National Library of Australia.
  4. ^ "NOVELS THAT HAVE COME TRUE". Traralgon Record (MORNING. ed.). Traralgon, Vic. 23 February 1900. p. 1. Retrieved 17 December 2013 – via National Library of Australia.
  5. ^ Catherine O. Frank, Of Testaments and Tattoos: The Wills Act of 1837 and Rider Haggard's Mr. Meeson's Will, 18 Law & Lit. 323, 334 (2006).
  6. ^ "ACADEMY PICTURES". The Examiner (DAILY ed.). Launceston, Tasmania. 10 February 1916. p. 6. Retrieved 17 December 2013 – via National Library of Australia.

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