Sax Rohmer

in Birmingham, Warwickshire, England, The United Kingdom
February 15, 1883

June 01, 1959


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 full-time.

He worked as a poet, songwriter, and comedy sketch writer in Music Hall before creating the Sax Rohmer persona and pursuing a career writing weird fiction.

Like his contemporaries Algernon Blackwood and Arthur Machen, Rohmer claimed membership to one of the factions of the qabbalistic Hermetic Order of the Golden Dawn. Rohmer also claimed ti

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Tales of Chinatown The Mystery of Dr. Fu-Manchu The Return of Dr. Fu-Manchu The Hand of Fu-Manchu Daughter of Fu-Manchu The Mask of Fu-Manchu The Bride of Fu-Manchu
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The Sins of Sumuru The Slaves of Sumuru The Fire Goddess Return of Sumuru Sinister Madonna
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Dope Yellow shadows
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“How strangely does the adventurous intrude upon the humdrum; for, when it intrudes at all, more often than not its intrusion is sudden and unlooked for. To-day, we may seek for romance and fail to find it: unsought, it lies in wait for us at most prosaic corners of life's highway.”
Sax Rohmer, The Insidious Dr. Fu Manchu

“Imagine a person, tall, lean and feline, high-shouldered, with a brow like Shakespeare and a face like Satan, a close-shaven skull, and long, magnetic eyes of the true cat-green.”
Sax Rohmer, The Insidious Dr. Fu-Manchu

“There is no incidental music to the dramas of real life. As”
Sax Rohmer, The Dr. Fu Manchu Collection by Sax Rohmer (Unexpurgated Edition)

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