Edith Maude Hull  

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Edith Maude Hull (August 16 1880 - February 11, 1947), more commonly known as E. M. Hull, is best-known for her novel The Sheik, published in 1919. This novel is credited with starting the hugely popular "desert-romance" genre. Hull followed The Sheik with subsequent novels The Shadow of the East, The Desert Healer, and The Sons of the Sheik. The novel was adapted for film starring Rudolph Valentino.

Source: Mao, Douglas and Rebecca L. Walkowitz, eds. Bad Modernisms. Durham: Duke University Press 2006.

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