William Hurrell Mallock (also wrote as: A Newdigate Prizeman) (1849-1923) was an English author. He attracted considerable attention by his satirical novel The New Republic (1878). His keen logic and gift for acute exposition and criticism were displayed in later years both in fiction and in controversial works. In a series of books dealing with religious questions he insisted on dogma as the basis of religion and on the impossibility of founding religion on purely scientific data. He published several brilliant works on economics, directed against radical and socialist theories such as A Critical Examination of Socialism (1908). Amongst his other works are Every Man His Own Poet (1872), The New Paul and Virginia (1878), Is Life Worth Living? (1879), Social Equality (1882) and Memoirs of Life and Literature (1920).