Edgar Wallace


Born
in Greenwich, South London, The United Kingdom
April 01, 1875

Died
February 10, 1932

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Richard Horatio Edgar Wallace (1875-1932) was a prolific British crime writer, journalist and playwright, who wrote 175 novels, 24 plays, and countless articles in newspapers and journals.

Over 160 films have been made of his novels, more than any other author. In the 1920s, one of Wallace's publishers claimed that a quarter of all books read in England were written by him.

He is most famous today as the co-creator of "King Kong", writing the early screenplay and story for the movie, as well as a short story "King Kong" (1933) credited to him and Draycott Dell. He was known for the J. G. Reeder detective stories, The Four Just Men, the Ringer, and for creating the Green Archer character during his lifetime.
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Average rating: 3.54 · 17,456 ratings · 1,934 reviews · 958 distinct worksSimilar authors
The Four Just Men

3.54 avg rating — 1,109 ratings — published 1905 — 343 editions
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The Clue of the Twisted Candle

3.53 avg rating — 661 ratings — published 1916 — 326 editions
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The Angel of Terror

3.53 avg rating — 516 ratings — published 1922 — 239 editions
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The Daffodil Mystery

3.43 avg rating — 595 ratings — published 1920 — 476 editions
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The Crimson Circle

3.70 avg rating — 415 ratings — published 1922 — 156 editions
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The Door with Seven Locks

3.60 avg rating — 409 ratings — published 1926 — 198 editions
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The Forger

3.43 avg rating — 228 ratings — published 1927 — 84 editions
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The Secret House

3.27 avg rating — 327 ratings — published 1917
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The Green Archer

3.71 avg rating — 273 ratings — published 1923 — 68 editions
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The Green Rust

3.50 avg rating — 245 ratings — published 1919 — 193 editions
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The Four Just Men The Council of Justice The Just Men of Cordova The Law of the Four Just Men I Tre Giusti Again the Three Just Men
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Room 13 The Mind Of Mr J.G. Reeder Red Aces The Crook in Crimson Mr J G Reeder Returns
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3.70 avg rating — 818 ratings

Sanders of the River The People of the River The River of Stars Bosambo of the River Bones The Keepers of the King's P... Lieutenant Bones
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3.69 avg rating — 691 ratings

I vampiri della metropoli The Fellowship of the Frog The Joker Ein gerissener Kerl White Face
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3.47 avg rating — 512 ratings

The Ringer Again the Ringer
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3.41 avg rating — 335 ratings

More series by Edgar Wallace…
“An intellectual is someone who has found something more interesting than sex.”
Edgar Wallace

“Vanity takes no more obnoxious form than the everlasting desire for approval.”
Edgar Wallace, Complete Works of Edgar Wallace

“I never did believe in the equality of the sexes, but no girl is the weaker vessel if she gets first grip of the kitchen poker.”
Edgar Wallace, The Casefiles of Mr. J.G. Reeder

Polls

January 2018 New School Poll

Alias Grace by Margaret Atwood, 468 pages, 1996
 
  70 votes, 19.6%

Dubliners by James Joyce, 207 pages, 1914
 
  39 votes, 10.9%

On the Road by Jack Kerouac, 307 pages, 1957
 
  30 votes, 8.4%

Casino Royale by Ian Fleming, 181 pages, 1953
 
  26 votes, 7.3%

The Prophet by Kahlil Gibran, 127 pages, 1923
 
  24 votes, 6.7%

 
  22 votes, 6.2%

The Wreath (book one of Kristin Lavransdatter) by Sigrid Undset, 305 pages, 1920
 
  17 votes, 4.8%

 
  16 votes, 4.5%

Swann's Way by Marcel Proust, 468 pages, 1913
 
  16 votes, 4.5%

 
  15 votes, 4.2%

Chess Story by Stefan Zweig, 104 pages, 1941
 
  13 votes, 3.6%

The Sea Wolf by Jack London, 425 pages, 1904
 
  13 votes, 3.6%

Light in August by William Faulkner, 507 pages, 1932
 
  12 votes, 3.4%

 
  12 votes, 3.4%

 
  10 votes, 2.8%

Picnic at Hanging Rock by Joan Lindsay, 189 pages, 1967
 
  9 votes, 2.5%

Peyton Place by Grace Metalious, 384 pages, 1956
 
  7 votes, 2.0%

The Four Just Men by Edgar Wallace, 134 pages, 1905
 
  6 votes, 1.7%

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