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"A man at once wealthy and generous? An improbable being -- but not impossible!" Standing among the milling party-goers, Sir Richard observes this to his millionaire host -- having just read news about Severac Bablon, a mysterious figure who has given monetary assistance to 2,000 men suddenly thrown into unemployment, in Canada. Moments later, a hush falls over this assemb ...more
Paperback, Large Print, 508 pages
Published by Tutis Digital Pub (first published 1914)
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Jessica
Jan 29, 2015 Jessica rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Sax Rohmer was the pseudonym of British author Arthur Sarsfield Wade. He was interested in Ancient Egypt the Orient and the occult which showed through his novels. His best known character is probably Fu Manchu who was an aristocratic Chinese criminal and genius. He wrote The Sins of Severac Bablon in 1912 the year before The Mystery of Dr. Fu Manchu. The Sins of Severac Bablon has a Jewish main character who gives detectives a good run for the money. You have a backdrop set with the infamous Sc ...more
Matt Kelland
Feb 13, 2013 Matt Kelland rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
The biggest problem with many of Sax Rohmer's stories is that his villains are so un-villainous. They're often trying to do good, and are only villains because they're opposed to a corrupt establishment. The Sins of Sumuru is another example of this - the villain is trying to create world peace by overthrowing warmongers, rather like Verne's Captain Nemo. In this case, Severac Bablon is forcing corrupt capitalists to confront the effects of their business decisions, and making them realize that, ...more
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Feb 03, 2013 Neil rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
A sort of Jewish Robin Hood operating in London in the early years of the twentieth century, unfortunately the book does pander to the stereotype of the rich, mean Jew, but at the same time the book's hero is a far more interesting Jewish character. As with many of Rohmer's early books this story is obviously made up of several connected short stories. The early chapters of the book are great as is the finish, but some of the middle lacks sparkle and is rather repetitive. A nice change from Fu M ...more
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Jan 02, 2014 Jack rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
Well-to-do Londoners are being targeted by an anti-capitalist Robin Hood character who "persuades" them to hand over money for good causes. The events are closely followed by a Fleet Street journalist.
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Fun pulpy mystery.
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AKA Arthur Sarsfield Ward (real name); Michael Furey.

Arthur Henry Sarsfield Ward (15 February 1883 - 1 June 1959), better known as Sax Rohmer, was a prolific English novelist. He is best remembered for his series of novels featuring the master criminal Dr. Fu Manchu.

Born in Birmingham to a working class family, Rohmer initially pursued a career as a civil servant before concentrating on writing fu
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