The Yellow Claw

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Henry Leroux wrote busily on. The light of the table-lamp, softened and enriched by its mosaic shade, gave an appearance of added opulence to the already handsome appointments of the room. The little table-clock ticked merrily from half-past eleven to a quarter to twelve.
Into the cozy, bookish atmosphere of the novelist's study penetrated the muffled chime of Big Ben; it chimed the three-quarters. But, with his mind centered upon his work, ...
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The Yellow Claw

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Henry Leroux wrote busily on. The light of the table-lamp, softened and enriched by its mosaic shade, gave an appearance of added opulence to the already handsome appointments of the room. The little table-clock ticked merrily from half-past eleven to a quarter to twelve.
Into the cozy, bookish atmosphere of the novelist's study penetrated the muffled chime of Big Ben; it chimed the three-quarters. But, with his mind centered upon his work, Leroux wrote on ceaselessly.
An odd figure of a man was this popular novelist, with patchy and untidy hair which lessened the otherwise striking contour of his brow. A neglected and unpicturesque figure, in a baggy, neutral-colored dressing-gown; a figure more fitted to a garret than to this spacious, luxurious workroom, with the soft light playing upon rank after rank of rare and costly editions, deepening the tones in the Persian carpet, making red morocco more red, purifying the vellum and regilding the gold of the choice bindings, caressing lovingly the busts and statuettes surmounting the book-shelves, and twinkling upon the scantily-covered crown of Henry Leroux. The door bell rang.
Leroux, heedless of external matters, pursued his work. But the door bell rang again and continued to ring.
"Soames! Soames!" Leroux raised his voice irascibly, continuing to write the while. "Where the devil are you! Can't you hear the door bell?"
Soames did not reveal himself; and to the ringing of the bell was added the unmistakable rattling of a letter-box.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781500143817
  • Publisher: CreateSpace Publishing
  • Publication date: 7/7/2014
  • Pages: 152
  • Product dimensions: 8.50 (w) x 11.00 (h) x 0.33 (d)

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Sax Rohmer (1883–1959) was a prolific English mystery writer who was best known for his thriller novels featuring the master criminal Dr. Fu-Manchu.

John Bolen brings his extensive theater, film, and television experience to audiobooks. His recent television appearances include CIA: Masters of Deception on the Discovery Channel, and his recent film work includes The Land and The Inn Outside the World.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted March 27, 2013

    Good book

    Some people might not be comfortable with the older style of writing but it is worth the effort to read the book. Picture of the horrors of the opium use and trade in UK is accurate and disturbing

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  • Anonymous

    Posted July 15, 2012

    A very interesting crime novel from Rohmer. He was a great write

    A very interesting crime novel from Rohmer. He was a great writer, and this doesn't disappoint.

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