Benson, Edward Frederic, 1867–1940, English author; 3d son of Archbishop Benson. He wrote several biographies and reflections on contemporary society, but he is chiefly remembered for his lightly satirical novels, notably Dodo (1893) and the series about Lucia Pillson, the first of which was Queen Lucia (1920). His archaeological work in Athens (1892–95) resulted in two novels on Greece, The Vintage (1898) and The Capsina (1899).
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