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Eric Stenbock

Count Stanislaus Eric Stenbock (1858-1895) was an Estonian and Swedish poet and writer of fantastic fiction.

He was the count of Bogesund[?] and the heir to an estate near Kolk[?] in Estonia. He attended Balliol College, Oxford but never completed his studies.

Stenbock lived in England most of his life, and wrote his works in the English language. He published a number of books of verse during his lifetime, including Love, Sleep, and Dreams, 1881, and Rue, Myrtle, and Cypress, 1883. In 1894, Stenbock published The Shadow of Death, his last volume of verse, and Studies of Death, a collection of short stories that were good enough to be the subject of favourable commment by H. P. Lovecraft.

In 1895, Stenbock died in England, of cirrhosis of the liver and opium addiction.

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