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Pipe Dreams Series
When you think of Sax Rohmer, you also think about his literary creation, the insidious Dr. Fu Manchu, the super-villain who in over one dozen, fast-paced novels seeks to dominate the world. But there is another Sax Rohmer, the British author of over seventy novels and collections of fiction, many of them set in the Middle East. Now add to his lively achievement the first-ever collection of the writer’s non-fiction. Pipe Dreams consists of thirty-five occasional articles and sketches, many of them memoirs, which between the 1910s and the 1950s appeared in newspapers and magazines in England and the United States. In these works Rohmer shares his insights into sorcery, occultism, astral travel, musical-hall personalities, Great War experiences, friendship with Harry Houdini, views on crime prevention, and the inspiration behind the creation of Fu Manchu. These works have been collected for the first time by John Robert Colombo. The foreword has been contributed by noted Rohmer expert Lawrence Knapp.
Sax Rohmer(1883-1959), one of the world’s most successful writers of popular fiction writers during the interwar years, published more than seventy works of exotic, oriental, mystery, detective, and thriller fiction.
John Robert Colombo, author and anthologist, compiled Rohmer’s The Sumuru Omnibus, co-wrote Rohmer’s Tears of Our Lady, and co-edited Rohmer’s The Crime Magnet.
Lawrence Knappis a professor of English who founded and maintains The Page of Fu Manchu, the comprehensive site on the Internet for readers intrigued with Rohmeriana.
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