Dr. Nikola Returns

Dr. Nikola Returns

by Guy Boothby
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Dr. Nikola Returns by Guy Boothby

Wilfred Bruce and Doctor Nikola set off for Tibet in search of a secret society "ten times as powerful as any government or priesthood in the world." Its members can extend life, perform magic, and raise the dead. With these miracles at his command, Nikola knows he can change the world. Using his talent for disguise, he plans to penetrate the forbidden citadel and learn its hidden mysteries...

Boothby was a prolific Australian novelist and writer, noted for sensational fiction in variety magazines around the end of the nineteenth century. He lived mainly in England and is best known for such works as the Dr Nikola series; about an occultist criminal mastermind who is a Victorian forerunner to Fu Manchu, and Pharos, the Egyptian. Rudyard Kipling was his friend and mentor and his books were remembered with affection by George Orwell.

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ISBN-13: 9781592245949
Publisher: Wildside Press
Publication date: 03/01/2005
Pages: 204
Product dimensions: 6.00(w) x 9.00(h) x 0.47(d)

About the Author

About The Author

Guy Newell Boothby (1867 - 1905) was a prolific Australian novelist and writer, noted for sensational fiction in a variety magazines around the turn of the nineteenth century. He lived mainly in England. He is best known for such works as the Dr Nikola series, about an occultist criminal mastermind who is a Victorian forerunner to Fu Manchu, and Pharos, the Egyptian. Rudyard Kipling was his friend and mentor, and his books were remembered with affection by George Orwell.

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Anonymous More than 1 year ago
In this second Dr. Nikola we have a surprising change in the point of view. Whereas in the first story Dr. Nikola was a 100% evil villain; in this story we get the point of view that he is a dedicated man of science who, once he has targeted an objective for himself will go to extreme lengths to achieve that end. It is no longer a case of black or white anymore. In the first story, we saw the extremes that he went to in order to obtain "a stick from China." In the second story, once we find out why he wanted it and the means that he went to in order to achieve the desired end, it don't seem quite so bad when seen in perspective. I definately recommend reading "A Bid for Fortune" (the first story) before reading this one. Howdydave