Robert Smythe Hichens (November 14, 1864 – July 20, 1950) was an English journalist and novelist. Born in Speldhurst in Kent, he was educated at Clifton College, the Royal College of Music and the London School of Journalism and lived in Wittersham, Kent. He wrote lyrics for music, stories, and collaborated in successful plays. He is best remembered now for his satire on Oscar Wilde, The Green Carnation (1894), his novels that were made into films — The Garden of Allah (pub. 1904) and The Paradine Case (pub. 1933) — and the story "How Love Came to Professor Guildea", which has been frequently anthologized. His novel "Felix" (1902) is an early fictional treatment of hypodermic morphine addiction. Hichens' classic novel The Green Carnation has been republished many times.
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