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The Melody of Death

The Melody of Death

by Edgar Wallace
     
 

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This early work by Edgar Wallace was originally published in 1915 and we are now republishing it with a brand new introductory biography. 'The Melody of Death' is a novel about a young man who starts behaving strangely upon hearing a certain melody. Richard Horatio Edgar Wallace was born in London, England in 1875. He received his early education at St. Peter's School

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This early work by Edgar Wallace was originally published in 1915 and we are now republishing it with a brand new introductory biography. 'The Melody of Death' is a novel about a young man who starts behaving strangely upon hearing a certain melody. Richard Horatio Edgar Wallace was born in London, England in 1875. He received his early education at St. Peter's School and the Board School, but after a frenetic teens involving a rash engagement and frequently changing employment circumstances, Wallace went into the military. He served in the Royal West Kent Regiment in England and then as part of the Medical Staff Corps stationed in South Africa. Whilst in the Balkans covering the Russo-Japanese War, Wallace found the inspiration for The Four Just Men, published in 1905. Over the rest of his life, Wallace produced some 173 books and wrote 17 plays. These were largely adventure narratives with elements of crime or mystery, and usually combined a bombastic sensationalism with hammy violence.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781473303058
Publisher:
Read Books Design
Publication date:
04/12/2013
Pages:
188
Product dimensions:
5.50(w) x 8.50(h) x 0.43(d)

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English author Richard Horatio Edgar Wallace (1875 - 1932) joined the army at 21 and was a war correspondent for Reuters. He died during the drafting of King Kong (1933).

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