|Birthname||Edgar Alfred Jepson|
|born on||28 November 1863 at 04:00 (= 04:00 AM )|
|Place||London, England, 51n30, 0w10|
|Timezone||GMT h0e (is standard time)|
|Astrology data||05°28' 07°08 Asc. 25°36'|
English author. He created primarily mainstream adventure and detective fiction. He also wrote supernatural and fantasy stories.
As an author, Jepson occasionally used a pseudonym R. Edison Page. He used this name in association with some of his short stories. During his career Jepson collaborated with such authors as John Gawsworth, Arthur Machen and Hugh Clevely.
Jepson was the editor of Vanity Fair magazine, for a short period of time. He was also a translator, notably of the Arsène Lupin stories of Maurice Leblanc. He was a member of the Square Club (from 1908) of established Edwardian authors, and also one of the more senior of the New Bohemians drinking club.
Edgar Jepson died on 11 April 1938 at his home in Hampstead, a neighborhood near central London. Jepson was survived by his son and both daughters and by his former wife of thirty-four years, Frita Bisham Holmes.
Sy Scholfield quotes Edgar Jepson, "Memories of a Victorian" (London: Victor Gollancz, 1933), p. 7: "I contrived to be born in London, at 28 Torrington Square in the parish of Bloomsbury, on the 28th of November, 1863. At my birth Libra was in the Ascendant, and Jupiter in conjunction with Mars, strong in his sign Scorpio, was in the First House, so that my enemies have had little satisfaction from me."
- Vocation : Writers : Detective/ Mystery