Eden Phillpotts

Literary Birthday – 4 November – Eden Phillpotts

Eden Phillpotts was born 4 November 1862 and died 29 December 1960.


  1. The universe is full of magical things patiently waiting for our wits to grow sharper.
  2. We are often jealous of our little secrets, though to another ear they generally convey neither profit nor entertainment.
  3. Faith is a permanent and vital endowment of the human mind-a part of reason itself. The insane alone are without it.
  4. You never know what a fool you can be till life gives you the chance.
  5. The people sensible enough to give good advice are usually sensible enough to give none.

Eden Phillpotts was an English author, poet, and dramatist. He is best known for his Dartmoor cycle of 18 novels and two volumes of short stories. Some of the titles include The Red Redmaynes, The Grey Room, and A Voice from the Dark. He also co-wrote several plays with his daughter Adelaide Phillpotts, including The Farmer’s Wife and Yellow Sands. (She later claimed their relationship was incestuous.)

Source for image: https://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:Picture_of_Eden_Phillpotts.jpg  J.C. Dingham, Public domain, via Wikimedia Commons

 by Amanda Patterson

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Posted on: 4th November 2017