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pshrynk
06-17-2008, 09:43 AM
HarryT: I see that you've uploaded several Edgar Wallace books. The synopses look interesting. I was wondering if you could give some bio background on Wallace. I've never heard of him. Did he do genre work, or was he a general novelist, etc?

HarryT
06-17-2008, 10:02 AM
He was one of the most famous (and prolific) British novelists of the early 20th century, writing mainly crime and adventure novels. See:

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Edgar_Wallace

It is claimed that more movies - over 160 - have been made of his books than of any other author.

pshrynk
06-17-2008, 10:56 AM
Thanks!

HarryT
06-17-2008, 11:00 AM
You're very welcome. Not "great literature", but fun "action-packed" detective stories, the sort with wildly improbable coincidences, and a new body in every chapter. Great fun to read!

pshrynk
06-17-2008, 11:13 AM
I'm going to try the "Just Men Omnibus". Thanks!

JSWolf
06-25-2008, 11:11 AM
What is the reading order for all of the Edgar Wallace eBooks?

HarryT
06-25-2008, 11:18 AM
Most of them are standalone books. See:

http://www.fantasticfiction.co.uk/w/edgar-wallace/

I suppose you could read them in chronological order if you wished to.

He did do a few "series" - I've collected the "Mr. J.G. Reeder" and the "Just Men" books into omnibus editions with the books in the correct order within each.