Richard Horatio Edgar Wallace (1 April 1875 – 10 February 1932) was an English writer. Born into poverty as an illegitimate London child, Wallace left school at 12. He joined the army at 21 and was a war correspondent during the Second Boer War for Reuters and the Daily Mail. Struggling with debt, he left South Africa, returned to London and began writing thrillers to raise income, publishing books including The Four Just Men (1905). Drawing on time as a reporter in the Congo, covering the Belgian atrocities, Wallace serialised short stories in magazines, later publishing collections such as Sanders of the River (1911). He signed with Hodder and Stoughton in 1921 and became an internationally recognised author. After a disastrous bid to stand as Liberal MP for Blackpool in the 1931 general election, Wallace moved to Hollywood, where he worked as a script writer for RKO studios. He died suddenly from undiagnosed diabetes, during the initial drafting of King Kong (1933). The Tomb of Ts'in The story revolves around the tomb of the Great Emperor, the adventurer Captain Talham, and a violent group called The Society of Joyful Intention.
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Book Description Hutchinson Library Services, 1972. Book Condition: Good. Revised. Ships from the UK. Former Library book. Shows some signs of wear, and may have some markings on the inside. Bookseller Inventory # GRP29323314
Book Description Hutchinson Library Services, London, 1972. Hardcover. Book Condition: Fine. Dust Jacket Condition: Very Good. Revised Edition. 150 pages, jacket slightly chipped at spine head. Bookseller Inventory # 146450
Book Description Hutchinson Library Services, London, 1972. Cloth Hardcover. Book Condition: Fine. Dust Jacket Condition: Very Good +. An exceptionally clean bright copy with no marks or inscriotins in a crisp clean unclipped dustjacket with some light tanning to spine. Bookseller Inventory # 003868
Book Description Hutchinson Library Services, GB, 1972. Hardback. Book Condition: Fine. Dust Jacket Condition: nrFine DW. Revised Edition. Virtually as new but for very slight marks on rear cover of DW. Size: Cr8vo. Bookseller Inventory # w005.007
Book Description Hutchinson Library Services, 1972. Hardcover. Book Condition: Used: Good. Revised. Bookseller Inventory # SONG0091141702