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William Le Queux (1864–1927)

Autor(a) de The Seven Secrets

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About the Author

William Le Queux (1864-1927) was an extraordinarily prolific author. His writing career began in 1893 and his production of four or five novels a year was sustained unstintingly until his death. He led a life rich in social climbing and self-fantasy. He made a distinctive contribution not only to mostrar mais the highly charged atmosphere of pre-war Britain, but also to the emerging genre of spy fiction. Indeed Le Queux helped establish a narrative device that was to become extremely important in having spy fiction accepted by its burgeoning audience. This device was 'faction'; an authorial insistence that the spy novel dealt, in thinly disguised fashion, with real events, real characters, real conspiracies Nicholas Hiley is Head of Information at the British Universities Film and Video Council mostrar menos

Obras de William Le Queux

The Seven Secrets (1903) 48 cópias, 1 resenha
The Czar's Spy: The Mystery of a Silent Love (2003) 38 cópias, 3 resenhas
The Invasion of 1910 (2007) 32 cópias, 1 resenha
The House of Whispers (1909) 28 cópias, 3 resenhas
The Four Faces A Mystery (1914) 27 cópias
The Minister of Evil (1918) 24 cópias, 2 resenhas
Hushed Up! A Mystery of London (2009) 17 cópias, 1 resenha
The Count's Chauffeur (1920) 16 cópias, 2 resenhas
The Stretton Street Affair (2011) 16 cópias
The Mystery of the Green Ray (1915) 15 cópias, 1 resenha
The Secret Formula 14 cópias
Rasputin the Rascal Monk (1917) 13 cópias, 1 resenha
The Golden Face (1922) 12 cópias, 1 resenha
The Mysterious Three (2012) 12 cópias
Mademoiselle of Monte Carlo (2006) 12 cópias, 1 resenha
An Eye for an Eye (2012) 12 cópias, 1 resenha
Behind the Throne (1914) 11 cópias
If England Were Invaded (2014) 10 cópias
The Place of Dragons (1919) 10 cópias, 1 resenha
The Sign of Silence (1915) 9 cópias
The Doctor of Pimlico (1920) 9 cópias, 1 resenha
The Voice from the Void (1923) 9 cópias
The Closed Book (2012) 9 cópias, 1 resenha
In White Raiment (2012) 9 cópias, 1 resenha
As We Forgive Them (2012) 9 cópias
The Lost Million (2012) 8 cópias, 1 resenha
The Day of Temptation (1910) 8 cópias, 1 resenha
The Terror of the Air 8 cópias, 2 resenhas
The Intriguers (2010) 8 cópias
If Sinners Entice Thee (2012) 7 cópias
Her Royal Highness (2012) 7 cópias
The Temptress (2012) 7 cópias, 1 resenha
The Secrets of Potsdam (1917) 7 cópias
The Broken Thread (2012) 7 cópias
The Veiled Man (2012) 7 cópias, 1 resenha
The Mysterious Mr. Miller (2012) 7 cópias, 1 resenha
The Wiles of the Wicked (2012) 6 cópias
The Pauper of Park Lane (2012) 6 cópias
The Crystal Claw (1924) 6 cópias, 1 resenha
Zoraida (1897) 6 cópias
The White Lie (2010) 6 cópias
The Bond of Black (1899) 6 cópias
The Golden Three (1930) 6 cópias, 1 resenha
The Eye of Istar (2012) 6 cópias
Whither Thou Goest (2012) 6 cópias, 1 resenha
This House to Let (2012) 5 cópias
The Lady in the Car (2012) 5 cópias
Devil's Dice (2012) 5 cópias
Guilty Bonds (2009) 5 cópias, 1 resenha
Twice Tried 5 cópias, 1 resenha
The King's Incognito 5 cópias, 1 resenha
The Hunchback of Westminster (2012) 5 cópias, 1 resenha
The Sign of the Stranger (2012) 5 cópias, 1 resenha
The Great Court Scandal (2009) 5 cópias
Lying Lips 4 cópias, 1 resenha
The hand of Allah (1914) 4 cópias
The Spider's Eye 4 cópias
White Glove 4 cópias
The Crooked Way 4 cópias, 1 resenha
Confessions of a ladies' man (1925) 4 cópias, 1 resenha
The Crimes Club, etc 4 cópias, 1 resenha
The Broadcast Mystery 4 cópias, 1 resenha
Blackmailed 4 cópias, 1 resenha
Behind the Bronze Door (2010) 4 cópias
The Great God Gold (2010) 4 cópias
Her Majesty's Minister (2012) 3 cópias
The Crinkled Crown (1929) 3 cópias, 1 resenha
The Under-Secretary (2013) 3 cópias, 1 resenha
Who giveth this woman? 3 cópias, 1 resenha
Of Royal Blood (2018) 3 cópias, 1 resenha
Three Knots 3 cópias, 1 resenha
Whoso Findeth a Wife (2012) 3 cópias
The Red Room 3 cópias
The gamblers 3 cópias
Poison shadows 3 cópias
The Mystery Of A Motor Car 3 cópias, 1 resenha
No. 7, Saville Square 3 cópias, 1 resenha
Stolen Souls (2012) 3 cópias
Tragico silenzio 3 cópias
Hidden hands 3 cópias
Revelations of the Secret Service (2007) 3 cópias, 1 resenha
Whatsoever a Man Soweth (2012) 3 cópias
Tracked by Wireless (2019) 3 cópias
Hushed Up At German Headquarters 2 cópias, 1 resenha
A secret sin (1897) 2 cópias, 1 resenha
Cipher six (1970) 2 cópias, 1 resenha
The fatal Face 2 cópias
Sins of the city 2 cópias
Mysteries 2 cópias
Fatal fingers 2 cópias
In white raiment 2 cópias
Cinders of Harley Street 2 cópias, 1 resenha
The Letter "E". 2 cópias, 1 resenha
The scarlet sign 2 cópias
The Money-Spider 2 cópias, 1 resenha
The death-doctor 2 cópias, 1 resenha
The Red Ring 2 cópias
The Open Verdict 2 cópias, 1 resenha
Sons Of Satan 2 cópias, 1 resenha
The Way to Win (2012) 2 cópias
German Atrocities (2016) 2 cópias
The black owl 2 cópias
The bronze face 2 cópias
The Great Plot 2 cópias, 1 resenha
The Secret Of The Square 2 cópias, 1 resenha
Fine Feathers 2 cópias, 1 resenha
The crime code 2 cópias
The Young Archduchess 2 cópias, 1 resenha
Secrets Of Monte Carlo 2 cópias, 1 resenha
Stolen Sweets 2 cópias, 1 resenha
Donovan Of Whitehall 2 cópias, 1 resenha
The Tickencote Treasure (2021) 2 cópias, 1 resenha
Bleke The Butler 2 cópias, 1 resenha
No Greater Love 2 cópias
Bela Kiss 1 exemplar(es)
The lure of love 1 exemplar(es)
The Hotel X 1 exemplar(es)
The Zeppelin destroyer 1 exemplar(es)
The Crimes Club 1 exemplar(es)
The bond of black 1 exemplar(es)
The Devil's carnival 1 exemplar(es)
The forbidden word 1 exemplar(es)
The catspaw 1 exemplar(es)
The Valrose mystery 1 exemplar(es)
The Power Of The Borgias 1 exemplar(es), 1 resenha
The Secret Shame Of The Kaiser 1 exemplar(es), 1 resenha
The amazing count 1 exemplar(es)
The chameleon 1 exemplar(es)
The riddle of the ring 1 exemplar(es)
The office secret 1 exemplar(es)
Double nought 1 exemplar(es)
The lawless hand 1 exemplar(es)
The sting 1 exemplar(es)
Concerning this woman 1 exemplar(es)
The marked man 1 exemplar(es)
A woman's debt 1 exemplar(es)
Where the desert ends 1 exemplar(es)
The fifth finger 1 exemplar(es)
The heart of a princess 1 exemplar(es)
In secret 1 exemplar(es)
Treasure of Israel 1 exemplar(es), 1 resenha
The House Of Evil 1 exemplar(es), 1 resenha
The Purple Death 1 exemplar(es)
Il 28 settembre 1 exemplar(es)
The War of the Nations 1 exemplar(es)
Bolo, the super-spy 1 exemplar(es)
The three glass eyes 1 exemplar(es)
The sister disciple 1 exemplar(es)
Two in a tangle 1 exemplar(es)
The man about town 1 exemplar(es)
Annette of the Argonne 1 exemplar(es)
The maker of secrets 1 exemplar(es)
The room of secrets 1 exemplar(es)
The mystery of nine 1 exemplar(es)
Without trace 1 exemplar(es)
The unknown to-morrow 1 exemplar(es)
Fatal thirteen 1 exemplar(es)
The looker-on 1 exemplar(es)
Whosoever loveth 1 exemplar(es)
The woman at Kensington 1 exemplar(es)
The mask 1 exemplar(es)
The unnamed 1 exemplar(es)
The court of honour 1 exemplar(es)
Scribes and Pharisees 1 exemplar(es)
Secrets of Monte Carlo (2011) 1 exemplar(es)
The Great War in England 1897 (2024) 1 exemplar(es)
The Bronze Face 1 exemplar(es)
The Blue Bungalow 1 exemplar(es)
THE HOUSE OF EVIL 1 exemplar(es)
Treasure of Israel 1 exemplar(es)
The tattoo mystery 1 exemplar(es)
The War of the Nations, Volume 1 (1915) 1 exemplar(es)

Associated Works

The Spy's Bedside Book (1957) — Contribuinte — 356 cópias, 1 resenha
The Rivals of Sherlock Holmes: Early Detective Stories (1970) — Contribuinte — 318 cópias, 4 resenhas
The Penguin Book of Gaslight Crime (2009) — Contribuinte — 179 cópias, 6 resenhas
The Mammoth Book of Perfect Crimes & Impossible Mysteries (2006) — Contribuinte — 146 cópias, 4 resenhas
Unsolved! Classic True Murder Cases (1987) — Contribuinte — 41 cópias
The Rivals of Sherlock Holmes: The Greatest Detective Stories: 1837-1914 (2019) — Contribuinte — 26 cópias, 1 resenha
Classic Crime Stories (2014) — Contribuinte — 10 cópias
Spies and Secret Agents (1993) — Contribuinte — 3 cópias
Adventure [Vol. 1 No. 1, November 1910] (1910) — Contribuinte — 1 exemplar(es)


Conhecimento Comum

Nome de batismo
Le Queux, William Tufnell
Data de nascimento
Data de falecimento
Local de enterro
Knokke, Belgium
Local de nascimento
London, England, UK
Local de falecimento
Knokke, Belgium
Locais de residência
London, England, UK
Paris, France



Murder Mystery_poison em Name that Book (Outubro 2017)


Turn of (last) century thriller. Some stilted language but overall a good read.
jimgosailing | outras 2 resenhas | Nov 18, 2021 |
It begins in Scotland at the home of Sir Heyburn, a retired minister who is blind but has remarkable skills and knowledge. From here develops a mystery where valuables disappear from locked safes; written and whispered warnings come out of nowhere and a murder is committed behind locked doors.

Written more than 100 years ago, this mystery AND romance is a bit tedious. It follows then current styles in writing and setting.
Bettesbooks | outras 2 resenhas | Jul 28, 2020 |
This book came out in 1916, and takes place around then, as well, detailing the development of a weapon that will ignite the gas-bags in Zeppelins-- to my disappointment, the "Zeppelin Destroyer" means a destroyer of Zeppelins, not a Zeppelin that destroys. The protagonists, just like le Queux's later Terror of the Air, are a British aeronaut and his plucky flying fiancée.

It's not as science fictional as many of its contemporary proto-sf stories, nor even as science fictional as le Queux's other works: it's a pretty conventional spy/war story, with some military policy critique in the style of The Battle of Dorking or The Riddle of the Sands, with characters explaining to each other that they have nothing personally against the defence departments, and they're sure they're trying their hardest, but couldn't they institute better airraid warnings? There's also some pretty good scenes of mass destruction when the Zeppelins are attacked.

I was amused that the narrator admires his fiancée for not acquiring any hardness of feature despite her outdoor exploits, and doesn't seem to recognize the dissonance a couple hundred pages later when he complains that too many women wear makeup these days.
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Stevil2001 | 1 outra resenha | May 23, 2016 |
William le Queux got his start in the 1890s and 1900s writing anti-German invasion fiction. The Terror of the Air reads like an attempt to port the conventions of the George Griffith narrative over into the post-Great War setting, though here the secret cabal of aerial pirates are the bad guys, a group of Germans bitter about losing the war. Their plan is a bit incoherent, though: first they raid air-ships, then they make terrorist threats and disintegrate Charing Cross (a lot like in The Three Days' Terror) then they release a plague, then they attack London's food supply, then they release poison gas. The pirates at one point seem to be like those of many 1890s revolutionary sf stories, with ideological motivations, given their threat:

declare war against the social order.
CAPITALISM is abolished!
Everyone must live in absolute equality.
The social revolution is proclaimed anew.
In three nights London, the centre of Capital-
ism, will be punished for its crimes. Heed
this warning!

But this seems to just be a ruse, as the ideology is never followed up on.

The ostensible protagonist is Major Alan Maclean, an officer in the British Imperial Air Force, but le Queux gives all the good ideas to his girlfriend Violet Eustace, and she's a better flier to boot. She saves his life more than once, yet the narrative always treats her as a sidekick. It's weird. Also she's about the only interesting thing in this tedious book. It ends with some points unresolved; I don't know if it was to set up a sequel or just sloppy writing.
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Stevil2001 | 1 outra resenha | May 6, 2016 |



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