PENZER, Norman Mosley

PENZER, Norman Mosley. Mawdesley, Chorley, Lancashire 30.9.1892 — Uckfield, Sussex 27.11.1960. British Folklorist and Scholar of Asia. Son of Rev. Seymour P. and Grace Caroline Wood. Studies at Cambridge (M.A.). Private scholar with no official position. Also known as a specialist of Richard Burton. Married Kathleen Willoughby Baldrey and after divorce Dorothy Cecilia Roriston.

Publications: Edited Tawney’s Kathāsaritsāgara translation (The Ocean of Story) in 10 volumes with numerous notes and appendices. L. 1924-28.

Translated: Nala and Damayanti. Illustrated with ten miniatures by P. Zenker. 11+ 207 p. L. 1926.

The most noble and famous travels of Marco Polo, together with the travels of Nicolò de’Conti. Edited from the Elizabethan translation of John Frampton; with introduction, notes and appendixes. 9+381 p. L. 1929.

The Ḥarēm. An Account of the Institution as it Existed in the Palace of the Turkish Sultans with a History of the Grand Seraglio from its Foundation to the Present Time. 276 p. L. 1935.

Poison-Damsels and other Essays in Folklore and Anthropology. 319 p. L. 1952.

Wrote and edited several other works on various subjects.

Sources: Wikipedia; ancestry.ca.

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