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Sax Rohmer (1883–1959)

Autor/a de The Insidious Doctor Fu-Manchu

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Sobre l'autor

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 mostra'n més 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, and his efforts at world domination caused no end of problems for Smith and Petrie. In Fu Manchu, Rohmer had created the most famous villain in popular fiction (although Rohmer maintained that Fu Manchu was based on an actual Limehouse criminal). Despite Rohmer's use of outrageous racial stereotyping, many of his novels hold up well today and provide superior examples of how to create narrative pacing and suspense. (Bowker Author Biography) mostra'n menys
Nota de desambiguació:

(eng) Rohmer was born Arthur Henry Ward. He later added Sarsfield to his name.


Obres de Sax Rohmer

The Insidious Doctor Fu-Manchu (1913) 689 exemplars
The Return of Dr. Fu-Manchu (1916) 306 exemplars
The Hand of Fu Manchu (1917) 261 exemplars
The Mask of Fu Manchu (1932) 239 exemplars
Daughter Of Fu Manchu (1931) 208 exemplars
Brood of the Witch-Queen (1918) 204 exemplars
The Trail Of Fu Manchu (1934) 179 exemplars
The Bride Of Fu Manchu (1933) 172 exemplars
The Yellow Claw (1915) 150 exemplars
The Drums of Fu Manchu (1939) 146 exemplars
The Island Of Fu Manchu (1941) 145 exemplars
The golden scorpion (1919) 126 exemplars
The Shadow of Fu Manchu (1948) 123 exemplars
President Fu Manchu (1936) 123 exemplars
The green eyes of Bast (1920) 118 exemplars
Re-Enter Dr Fu Manchu (1957) 116 exemplars
The dream detective (1920) 111 exemplars
The quest of the sacred slipper (1919) 107 exemplars
Bat Wing (1921) 103 exemplars
The Fu Manchu Omnibus: Volume 1 (1995) 97 exemplars
The Romance of Sorcery (1914) 96 exemplars
Dope (1919) 94 exemplars
Fire-Tongue (1901) 92 exemplars
Emperor Fu Manchu (1959) 85 exemplars
Tales of Chinatown (1922) 78 exemplars
The wrath of Fu Manchu (1973) 74 exemplars
The day the world ended (1930) 69 exemplars
Tales of secret Egypt (1918) 69 exemplars
The Fu Manchu Omnibus: Volume 2 (1997) 51 exemplars
The Sins of Sumuru (1950) 47 exemplars
The Sins of Severac Bablon (1914) 46 exemplars
The Fu Manchu Omnibus: Volume 4 (1999) 44 exemplars
Grey Face (1924) 42 exemplars
The Orchard of Tears (1918) 42 exemplars
Sumuru (1951) 41 exemplars
The Fu Manchu Omnibus: Volume 3 (1998) 38 exemplars
The secret of Holm Peel (1970) 37 exemplars
The Fu Manchu Omnibus: Volume 5 (2001) 36 exemplars
Yellow Shadows (1925) 31 exemplars
Hangover house (1949) 30 exemplars
Return of Sumuru (1954) 29 exemplars
The Emperor of America (1929) 28 exemplars
Yu'an Hee See laughs (1932) 26 exemplars
Sinister Madonna (1956) 25 exemplars
Moon of Madness (1927) 23 exemplars
The Haunting of Low Fennel (1920) 23 exemplars
The bat flies low (1935) 22 exemplars
She Who Sleeps (1928) 21 exemplars
Bim-bashi Baruk of Egypt (1944) 19 exemplars
The Fire Goddess (1952) 19 exemplars
Seven sins (1943) 18 exemplars
White Velvet (1936) 14 exemplars
The exploits of Captain O'Hagan (1916) 11 exemplars
Sax Rohmer's Dope (2017) — Source Material Author — 10 exemplars
The Moon is Red (1954) 7 exemplars
The Death Ring of Sneferu (2004) 5 exemplars
Breath Of Allah (2004) 5 exemplars
The Mysterious Mummy (2010) 5 exemplars
The Book of Fu-Manchu (1930) 4 exemplars
The Curse of a Thousand Kisses (1981) 3 exemplars
The White Hat (2010) 3 exemplars
A House Possessed (2004) 3 exemplars
Tchériapin (2010) 3 exemplars
In The Valley Of The Sorceress (2013) 3 exemplars
The Bat Flys Low 2 exemplars
Il ‰delitto di mezzanotte (2004) 2 exemplars
Occhi nel buio (1997) 2 exemplars
The Zayat Kiss 2 exemplars
The Dance Of The Veils (2004) 2 exemplars
La Déesse Aux Yeux Verts (1985) 2 exemplars
The Man With The Shaven Skull (2004) 2 exemplars
Wulfheim (1950) 2 exemplars
Lure Of Souls 2 exemplars
El diabólico Fu-Manchú (2001) 2 exemplars
Keltaiset varjot 1 exemplars
FU MANCHU T01 (1996) 1 exemplars
Dope: A Story of Chinatown (2017) 1 exemplars
Tales of Chinatown Sax Rohmer (2017) 1 exemplars
Eldtungan 1 exemplars
The Green Spider (1904) 1 exemplars
RESURRECTION DE FU MANCHU (1988) 1 exemplars
Omnibusbogen — Autor — 1 exemplars
Fu Manchu (2008) — Autor — 1 exemplars
The Owl Hoots Twice 1 exemplars
Egyptian Nights 1 exemplars
Tales Of Abu Tabah (1918) 1 exemplars
The Pigtail Of Hi Wing Ho (2010) 1 exemplars
The House Of Golden Joss (2010) 1 exemplars
Lord of the Jackals 1 exemplars
Kerry's Kid (Dodo Press) (2010) 1 exemplars
Pomegranate Flower 1 exemplars
Fu Manchus mask 1 exemplars
Harûn Pasha 1 exemplars
Le docteur Fu Manchu (1996) 1 exemplars
Zrádný doktor Fu-Manchu (1995) 1 exemplars
Návrat doktora Fu-Manchu (1995) 1 exemplars
Ruka doktora Fu-Manchu (1995) 1 exemplars
The Fu-Manchu Omnibus (2011) 1 exemplars
Fu Manchu 1 exemplars
The Blue Monkey 1 exemplars
Bazarada 1 exemplars
Kejsaren av Amerika 1 exemplars

Obres associades

Great Irish Tales of Horror: A Treasury of Fear (1995) — Col·laborador — 321 exemplars
The Omnibus of Crime (1929) — Col·laborador — 208 exemplars
Victorian Tales of Mystery and Detection: An Oxford Anthology (1991) — Col·laborador — 171 exemplars
London After Midnight : A Tour of Its Criminal Haunts (1996) — Col·laborador — 135 exemplars
Alfred Hitchcock Presents: A Month of Mystery (1968) — Col·laborador — 118 exemplars
The Big Book of Adventure Stories (2011) — Col·laborador — 112 exemplars
Into the Mummy's Tomb (2001) — Col·laborador — 111 exemplars
Miraculous Mysteries: Locked Room Mysteries and Impossible Crimes (2017) — Col·laborador — 103 exemplars
Wolf's Complete Book of Terror (1979) — Col·laborador — 75 exemplars
Fighters of Fear: Occult Detective Stories (2020) — Col·laborador — 48 exemplars
The Necromancers (1971) — Col·laborador — 34 exemplars
Great Short Stories of Detection, Mystery, and Horror (1928) — Col·laborador — 32 exemplars
King Solomon's Mines and Other Adventure Classics (2016) — Col·laborador — 29 exemplars
The Mystery Book (1934) — Col·laborador — 29 exemplars
Tales of Dungeons and Dragons (1986) — Col·laborador — 23 exemplars
The World's Best One Hundred Detective Stories, Volume 8 (1929) — Col·laborador — 23 exemplars
Satanism and Witches (1974) — Col·laborador — 23 exemplars
The Masterpiece Library of Short Stories (1904) — Col·laborador — 22 exemplars
The Magicians: Occult Stories (1972) — Col·laborador — 18 exemplars
Prince of Darkness (1978) — Col·laborador — 16 exemplars
Tales of the Occult (1975) — Autor, algunes edicions16 exemplars
The Second Book of Unknown Tales of Horror (1826) — Col·laborador — 14 exemplars
The Mummy: Stories of the Living Corpse (1988) — Col·laborador — 11 exemplars
The Ash-Tree Press Annual Macabre 2000 (2000) — Col·laborador — 10 exemplars
The 7th Fontana Book of Great Horror Stories (1972) — Col·laborador — 10 exemplars
M Is for Monster: A Modern Bestiary of Classic Monsters (2011) — Col·laborador — 9 exemplars
50 Classic Mystery Books (2010) — Col·laborador — 7 exemplars
A Tide of Terror; An Anthology of Rare Horror Stories. (1972) — Col·laborador — 6 exemplars
My Best Thriller (1947) — Col·laborador — 5 exemplars
Avon Fantasy Reader No. 7 (1948) — Col·laborador — 5 exemplars
Ancient Egyptian Supernatural Tales (2016) — Col·laborador — 5 exemplars
The great weird stories (1977) — Col·laborador — 4 exemplars
London After Midnight: A Conducted Tour, Part 1 (1996) — Col·laborador — 4 exemplars
The Spy in the Shadows [Anthology 8-in-1] (1965) — Col·laborador — 3 exemplars
Fantastiske fortellinger — Col·laborador — 3 exemplars
The Bedside Bonanza (1944) — Col·laborador — 2 exemplars
Horror and Homicide (1949) — Col·laborador — 1 exemplars


Coneixement comú

Nom normalitzat
Rohmer, Sax
Nom oficial
Ward, Arthur Henry (born)
Ward, Arthur Henry Sarsfield (adopted this name)
Altres noms
Rohmer, Sax
Furey, Michael
Data de naixement
Data de defunció
Lloc d'enterrament
Kensal Green Catholic Cemetery, London, England, UK
País (per posar en el mapa)
England, UK
Lloc de naixement
Birmingham, Warwickshire, England, UK
Lloc de defunció
London, England, UK
Llocs de residència
New York, New York, USA
Greenwich, Connecticut, USA
White Plains, New York, USA
magazine writer
bank clerk
errand boy
Rohmer, Elizabeth Sax (wife)
Biografia breu
Sax Rohmer was born in Birmingham of Irish parents, William Ward and Margaret Mary (Furey) Ward. He received no formal schooling until he was nine or ten years old, but his father taught his son to read.

After finishing his schooling, Rohmer worked at numerous odd jobs. At the age of 20 he began his writing career with THE MYSTERIOUS MUMMY, which appeared in Pearson's Weekly in 1903. In 1909 he married Rose Elizabeth Knox, whose father had been a well-known comedian.

During the 1920s and 1930s, he was one of the most widely read magazine writers in the English language. After World War 2 the Rohmers moved to New York City, where he continued writing.
Nota de desambiguació
Rohmer was born Arthur Henry Ward. He later added Sarsfield to his name.



THE DEEP ONES: "Tchériapin" by Sax Rohmer a The Weird Tradition (febrer 2014)
Sax Rohmer a The Weird Tradition (juny 2013)


Not altogether bad if you're looking for the written equivalent of one of the mindless detective shows that fill most television line-ups these days. Pacing and plotting pretty much mirrors that of radio dramas of the time. I can't fault it for lacking depth if depth was not what was called for, but I can't say it's really what I'd hoped either.
judeprufrock | Hi ha 25 ressenyes més | Jul 4, 2023 |
Sax Rohmer - [Sumuru] (The slaves of Sumuru)
Pulp fiction writer Sax Rohmer is better known for his Fu Manchu series of books, but he also wrote a further five book series staring Sumuru whose mission was to ensure that women ruled the world. This 1951 edition is the second book in the series and tells of Sumuru's attempts to ferment a take over in America.

The slaves of Sumuru are the most beautiful women in America who are under the power of sorceress and criminal mastermind Sumuru. Rohmer drafted in Drake Roscoe from the Fu Manchu series to thwart Sumuru's ambitions, but with her powers of seduction never known to fail, Roscoe is always on the back-foot. The interesting part of this nonsense is the idea of these beautiful women breeding a future race dedicated to the glorification of women. Sumuru claims that her people failed to stop Hitler, but managed to put obstacles in his way, she wants to outlaw ugliness and abolish war. In her female dominated world only men with great brains or physical beauty would be kept for breeding purposes. If this all sounds like a weird adventure story with added doses of titillation then this is not far from the actuality. It certainly could have been better written and made less confusing. Rohmer did his best with the titillation, and does manage to create some atmosphere of voluptuous abandon, but was probably hampered by 1950's conventions.

She escapes the clutches of the American secret service with some ease so that she can appear in the next novel where she claims she is heading behind the iron curtain; I wont be following her. 2.5 stars.
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baswood | Apr 5, 2023 |
In this book Sax Rohmer, the creator of Fu Manchu, turns to from the Chinese to the Jews as an "eastern" nation and a force in world politics. Bablon, a mysterious heir of King David, uses various bizarrely contrived plots to extort money and win Britain's wealthy to his cause, all for a mysterious end only made plain at the end of the novel. The plot is so dependent on the time it was written, which was the lead-up to World War I, that the book and its predictions became dated just a few months after it was published. Any novel requires a willing suspension of disbelief, but to enjoy this book one must have greater skill at suspending disbelief than I possess.… (més)
marc_beherec | Hi ha 1 ressenya més | Jan 28, 2023 |
El anciano Fu Manchu está tratando de fabricar la poción de la eterna juventud que le permitirá dominar el mundo. Tiene que conseguir todos los ingredientes, entre los que se encuentra un valiosísimo diamante. Para ello pondrá en funcionamiento una red criminal, encargada de robar la joya. El detective Nayland Smith seguirá sus pasos...
Natt90 | Nov 9, 2022 |



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