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The Trail of Fu-Manchu - a book by Rohmer, Sax

The Trail of Fu-Manchu

The Trail of Fu-Manchu( )
Author: Rohmer, Sax
ISBN:978-0-85768-609-1
Publication Date:Sep 2013
Publisher:Titan Books Limited
Imprint:Titan Books
Book Format:Paperback
List Price:USD $9.95
Book Description:

The seventh book of the complete, fully authorized series written by the creator of Fu-Manchu, the acclaimed Sax Rohmer. Following the events of The Bride of Fu-Manchu, it is considered one of Rohmer's finest. Fu-Manchu is trapped, cornered in London and cut-off from his resources, including the elixir vitae...
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Book Details
Pages:320
Detailed Subjects: Fiction / Mystery & Detective / General
Fiction / Crime
Physical Dimensions (W X L X H):5.1 x 8 x 0.83 Inches
Book Weight:0.81 Pounds
Author Biography
Rohmer, Sax (Author)
Sax Rohmer was born in Birmingham, Warwickshire. At the age of 18, he adopted the name Sarsfield, the name of a famous Irish general admired by Rohmer's mother. He married Rose Elizabeth Knox in 1909 and, at his wife's insistence, began using the name Sax Rohmer for his fiction, eventually employing the pseudonym as his actual name. Rohmer was basically a self-taught scholar. He started writing as a journalist; his beat was the Limehouse underworld in London. Rohmer had a difficult time breaking into the professional fiction markets, but once he did, he became a household name for exotic adventure both in England and in America. Although his writing brought Rohmer success and money, he was never much of a businessman, and most of his wealth was squandered because of his extravagance and through financial mismanagement. Rohmer eventually moved to New York City.

One of Rohmer's great intellectual interests was the occult and supernatural, and these elements frequently appeared as motifs in his fiction. His most famous creation was the evil oriental mastermind, Dr. Fu Manchu, first presented in the novel The Mystery of Fu Manchu in 1913 (later retitled The Insidious Dr. Fu Manchu for its American publication, also in 1913). Most espionage or adventure fiction exploits the social paranoias of its time, and Rohmer himself effectively tapped the Westerner's fear of the stereotyped "yellow peril" threat---the negatively perceived belief that Orientals will conquer the world. The Fu Manchu adventures were patterned, in part, after Arthur Conan Doyle's Sherlock Holmes stories. Rohmer's protagonists in these adventures, Sir Denis Nayland Smith and his companion Dr. Petrie, look very much like Doyle's Holmes and Watson, but, whereas Doyle centered his narratives on the heroes and specifically on the elaborate process of detection, Rohmer focused his attention on the villain and on slam-bang action. Fu Manchu was a master of both Western science and Eastern mysticism, an

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