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Tales of Chinatown
     

Tales of Chinatown

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by Sax Rohmer
 

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Ten stories of Macabre Mystery by the creator of the famous Dr. Fu Manchu. Includes the excellent ghost story Tcheriapin and a creeping hand story called The Hand of Mandarin Qung.

Arthur Henry Sarsfield Ward (15 February 1883 - 1 June 1959), better known as Sax Rohmer, was a prolific English novelist. He is most remembered for his series of novels featuring the

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Ten stories of Macabre Mystery by the creator of the famous Dr. Fu Manchu. Includes the excellent ghost story Tcheriapin and a creeping hand story called The Hand of Mandarin Qung.

Arthur Henry Sarsfield Ward (15 February 1883 - 1 June 1959), better known as Sax Rohmer, was a prolific English novelist. He is most remembered for his series of novels featuring the master criminal Dr. Fu Manchu.

Born in Birmingham he had an entirely working class education and early career before beginning to write. His first published work was in 1903, the short story The Mysterious Mummy for Pearson's Weekly. He made his early living writing comedy sketches for music hall performers and short stories and serials for magazines. In 1909 he married Rose Knox. He published his first novel Pause! anonymously in 1910 and the first Fu Manchu story, The Mystery of Dr. Fu Manchu, was serialized over 1912-13. It was an immediate success with its fast paced story of Sir Denis Nayland Smith and Dr. Petrie facing the worldwide conspiracy of the 'Yellow Peril'. The Fu Manchu stories, together with those featuring Gaston Max or Morris Klaw, made Rohmer one of the most successful and well-paid writers in of the 1920s and 1930s. But Rohmer was very poor at handling his wealth. After World War II the Rohmers moved to New York.

Rohmer died in 1959 due to an outbreak of avian influenza ("Asian Flu").

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ISBN-13:
9781542395656
Publisher:
CreateSpace Publishing
Publication date:
01/11/2017
Pages:
268
Product dimensions:
5.98(w) x 9.02(h) x 0.56(d)

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Sax Rohmer, was a prolific English novelist. He is best remembered for his most successful series of novels featuring the master criminal Dr Fu Manchu which are considered as all time best ever adventure novels.

The Fu Manchu stories, together with his more conventional detective series characters-Paul Harley, Gaston Max, Red Kerry, Morris Klaw -an occult detective, and The Crime Magnet -made Sax Rohmer as one of the most successful and well-paid authors of the 1920s and 1930s.

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Tales of Chinatown 3.6 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 7 reviews.
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Really entertaining collection of tales from the famous Fu Manchu author. Loved it!
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