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Sax Rohmer (1883–1959)

Autor(a) de The Insidious Doctor Fu-Manchu

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About the Author

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 mostrar mais 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) mostrar menos
Disambiguation Notice:

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


Obras de Sax Rohmer

The Insidious Doctor Fu-Manchu (1913) 698 cópias
The Return of Dr. Fu-Manchu (1916) 310 cópias
The Hand of Fu Manchu (1917) 262 cópias
The Mask of Fu Manchu (1932) 241 cópias
Daughter Of Fu Manchu (1931) 212 cópias
Brood of the Witch-Queen (1918) 203 cópias
The Trail Of Fu Manchu (1934) 180 cópias
The Bride Of Fu Manchu (1933) 175 cópias
The Yellow Claw (1915) 150 cópias
The Island Of Fu Manchu (1941) 146 cópias
The Drums of Fu Manchu (1939) 146 cópias
The golden scorpion (1919) 127 cópias
President Fu Manchu (1936) 125 cópias
The Shadow of Fu Manchu (1948) 123 cópias
The green eyes of Bast (1920) 118 cópias
Re-Enter Dr Fu Manchu (1957) 116 cópias
The dream detective (1920) 111 cópias
Bat Wing (1921) 103 cópias
The Romance of Sorcery (1914) 100 cópias
Dope (1919) 95 cópias
Fire-Tongue (1901) 92 cópias
Emperor Fu Manchu (1959) 86 cópias
Tales of Chinatown (1922) 78 cópias
The wrath of Fu Manchu (1973) 74 cópias
The day the world ended (1930) 69 cópias
Tales of secret Egypt (1918) 69 cópias
The Sins of Sumuru (1950) 48 cópias
The Sins of Severac Bablon (1914) 46 cópias
Grey Face (1924) 42 cópias
The Orchard of Tears (1918) 42 cópias
Sumuru (1951) 42 cópias
The secret of Holm Peel (1970) 37 cópias
Yellow Shadows (1925) 31 cópias
Hangover house (1949) 30 cópias
Return of Sumuru (1954) 29 cópias
The Emperor of America (1929) 28 cópias
Yu'an Hee See laughs (1932) 27 cópias
Sinister Madonna (1956) 25 cópias
Moon of Madness (1927) 23 cópias
The Haunting of Low Fennel (1920) 23 cópias
The bat flies low (1935) 23 cópias
She Who Sleeps (1928) 21 cópias
Bim-bashi Baruk of Egypt (1944) 19 cópias
The Fire Goddess (1952) 19 cópias
Seven sins (1943) 18 cópias
White Velvet (1936) 14 cópias
Sax Rohmer's Dope (2017) — Source Material Author — 11 cópias
The Moon is Red (1954) 7 cópias
Breath Of Allah (2004) 5 cópias
The Mysterious Mummy (2010) 5 cópias
The Death Ring of Sneferu (2004) 5 cópias
The Book of Fu-Manchu (1930) 4 cópias
The White Hat (2010) 3 cópias
Tchériapin (2010) 3 cópias
A House Possessed (2004) 3 cópias
The Dance Of The Veils (2004) 2 cópias
The Bat Flys Low 2 cópias
Il ‰delitto di mezzanotte (2004) 2 cópias
The Zayat Kiss 2 cópias
Occhi nel buio (1997) 2 cópias
El diabólico Fu-Manchú (2001) 2 cópias
La Déesse Aux Yeux Verts (1985) 2 cópias
Wulfheim (1950) 2 cópias
Lure Of Souls 2 cópias
RESURRECTION DE FU MANCHU (1988) 1 exemplar(es)
Dope: A Story of Chinatown (2017) 1 exemplar(es)
Omnibusbogen — Autor — 1 exemplar(es)
FU MANCHU T01 (1996) 1 exemplar(es)
Fu Manchu empereur 1 exemplar(es)
La Colère de Fu-Manchu 1 exemplar(es)
Tales of Chinatown Sax Rohmer (2017) 1 exemplar(es)
Eldtungan 1 exemplar(es)
Împăratul Americii 1 exemplar(es)
Keltaiset varjot 1 exemplar(es)
The Green Spider (1904) 1 exemplar(es)
The Pigtail Of Hi Wing Ho (2010) 1 exemplar(es)
Tales Of Abu Tabah (1918) 1 exemplar(es)
The House Of Golden Joss (2010) 1 exemplar(es)
Kerry's Kid (Dodo Press) (2010) 1 exemplar(es)
Pomegranate Flower 1 exemplar(es)
Harûn Pasha 1 exemplar(es)
The Secret Of Ismail 1 exemplar(es)
Lord of the Jackals 1 exemplar(es)
The Owl Hoots Twice 1 exemplar(es)
The Eyes Of Fu Manchu 1 exemplar(es)
Brother Wing Commanders 1 exemplar(es)
Bazarada 1 exemplar(es)
Fu Manchu 1 exemplar(es)
The Essential Works of Sax Rohmer (2011) 1 exemplar(es)
Fu Manchus mask 1 exemplar(es)
The Turquoise Necklace 1 exemplar(es)
Le docteur Fu Manchu (1996) 1 exemplar(es)
Zrádný doktor Fu-Manchu (1995) 1 exemplar(es)
Návrat doktora Fu-Manchu (1995) 1 exemplar(es)
Ruka doktora Fu-Manchu (1995) 1 exemplar(es)
The Key of the Temple of Heaven (2004) 1 exemplar(es)
The Riddle of Ragstaff 1 exemplar(es)
The Blue Monkey 1 exemplar(es)
The Valley of the Just 1 exemplar(es)
The Fu-Manchu Omnibus (2011) 1 exemplar(es)
Egyptian Nights 1 exemplar(es)
Fu Manchu (2008) — Autor — 1 exemplar(es)
Kejsaren av Amerika 1 exemplar(es)

Associated Works

Great Irish Tales of Horror: A Treasury of Fear (1995) — Contribuinte — 325 cópias
The Omnibus of Crime (1929) — Contribuinte — 210 cópias
Victorian Tales of Mystery and Detection: An Oxford Anthology (1991) — Contribuinte — 172 cópias
London After Midnight : A Tour of Its Criminal Haunts (1996) — Contribuinte — 136 cópias
Alfred Hitchcock Presents: A Month of Mystery (1968) — Contribuinte — 120 cópias
The Big Book of Adventure Stories (2011) — Contribuinte — 115 cópias
Into the Mummy's Tomb (2001) — Contribuinte — 113 cópias
Wolf's Complete Book of Terror (1979) — Contribuinte — 76 cópias
The Big Book of Rogues and Villains (2017) — Contribuinte — 65 cópias
Fighters of Fear: Occult Detective Stories (2020) — Contribuinte — 48 cópias
The Necromancers (1971) — Contribuinte — 35 cópias
Great Short Stories of Detection, Mystery, and Horror (1928) — Contribuinte — 32 cópias
King Solomon's Mines and Other Adventure Classics (2016) — Contribuinte — 29 cópias
The Mystery Book (1934) — Contribuinte — 29 cópias
Tales of Dungeons and Dragons (1986) — Contribuinte — 24 cópias
The World's Best One Hundred Detective Stories, Volume 8 (1929) — Contribuinte — 23 cópias
Satanism and Witches (1974) — Contribuinte — 23 cópias
The Masterpiece Library of Short Stories (1904) — Contribuinte — 22 cópias
The Magicians: Occult Stories (1972) — Contribuinte — 18 cópias
Prince of Darkness (1978) — Contribuinte — 16 cópias
Tales of the Occult (1975) — Autor, algumas edições16 cópias
Fifty Enthralling Stories of the Mysterious East (1930) — Contribuinte — 15 cópias
The Second Book of Unknown Tales of Horror (1826) — Contribuinte — 14 cópias
The Mummy: Stories of the Living Corpse (1988) — Contribuinte — 11 cópias
The 7th Fontana Book of Great Horror Stories (1972) — Contribuinte — 10 cópias
The Ash-Tree Press Annual Macabre 2000 (2000) — Contribuinte — 10 cópias
M Is for Monster: A Modern Bestiary of Classic Monsters (2011) — Contribuinte — 9 cópias
50 Classic Mystery Books (2010) — Contribuinte — 7 cópias
A Tide of Terror; An Anthology of Rare Horror Stories. (1972) — Contribuinte — 6 cópias
Ancient Egyptian Supernatural Tales (2016) — Contribuinte — 5 cópias
Avon Fantasy Reader No. 7 (1948) — Contribuinte — 5 cópias
My Best Thriller (1947) — Contribuinte — 5 cópias
London After Midnight: A Conducted Tour, Part 1 (1996) — Contribuinte — 4 cópias
The great weird stories (1977) — Contribuinte — 4 cópias
The Spy in the Shadows [Anthology 8-in-1] (1965) — Contribuinte — 3 cópias
Fantastiske fortellinger — Contribuinte — 3 cópias
The Bedside Bonanza (1944) — Contribuinte — 2 cópias
Horror and Homicide (1949) — Contribuinte — 1 exemplar(es)


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Conhecimento Comum

Nome padrão
Rohmer, Sax
Nome de batismo
Ward, Arthur Henry (born)
Ward, Arthur Henry Sarsfield (adopted this name)
Outros nomes
Rohmer, Sax
Furey, Michael
Data de nascimento
Data de falecimento
Local de enterro
Kensal Green Catholic Cemetery, London, England, UK
País (para mapa)
England, UK
Local de nascimento
Birmingham, Warwickshire, England, UK
Local de falecimento
London, England, UK
Locais de residência
New York, New York, USA
Greenwich, Connecticut, USA
White Plains, New York, USA
magazine writer
bank clerk
errand boy
Rohmer, Elizabeth Sax (wife)
Pequena biografia
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.
Aviso de desambiguação
Rohmer was born Arthur Henry Ward. He later added Sarsfield to his name.



THE DEEP ONES: "Tchériapin" by Sax Rohmer em The Weird Tradition (Fevereiro 2014)
Sax Rohmer em The Weird Tradition (Junho 2013)


This book continues the story of the clever and evil Dr. Fu Manchu. This novel takes readers on a thrilling adventure filled with danger and mystery, as Dr. Petrie and Sir Denis Nayland Smith try to stop Fu Manchu's latest plot on a mysterious island.

Rohmer's writing is engaging and full of vivid descriptions, making the action-packed plot come alive. The island setting adds a sense of exotic adventure, creating a perfect backdrop for the fast-paced story. The suspense keeps readers on the edge of their seats, with unexpected twists and high stakes throughout.

Fu Manchu is a fascinating and cunning villain, always staying one step ahead of his enemies. His intelligence and ruthlessness make him a memorable character that drives the story forward.

However, it's important to mention that the book reflects the racial and cultural views of the early 20th century, which can be offensive today. The portrayal of Fu Manchu and other characters includes stereotypes that were common at that time. Readers should be aware of this historical context when reading the novel.
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FallsGalloway | May 19, 2024 |
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 | outras 25 resenhas | 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.… (mais)
marc_beherec | 1 outra resenha | Jan 28, 2023 |



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