Robert Smythe Hichens (1864-1950) was an English journalist and novelist. He wrote lyrics for music, stories, and collaborated in successful plays. He is best remembered now, perhaps, for his satire on Oscar Wilde, The Green Carnation (1894), his novels that were made into films - The Garden of Allah (1904) and The Paradine Case (1933) - and the story How Love Came to Professor Guildea, which has been frequently anthologized. His novel Felix (1902) is an early fictional treatment of hypodermic morphine addiction. His other works include: An Imaginative Man (1895), Flames (1897), The Slave (1899), The Prophet of Berkeley Square (1901), Felix (1902), Black Spaniel and Other Stories (1905), Call of the Blood (1905), The Spell of Egypt (1911), The Way of Ambition (1913), Snake-Bite (1919), Spirit of the Time (1921), The Last Time (1924), The First Lady Brendon (1927), The Paradine Case (1933), The Power to Kill (1934), Daniel Airlie (1937), The Journey Up (1938), The Million (1940), Veils (1943) and Harps in the Wind (1945).