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  • ISBN 1406563013
  • ISBN13 978-1406563016
  • Language English
  • Author Sax Rohmer
  • Publisher Dodo Press (December 28, 2007)
  • Pages 228
  • Formats lrf docx lit txt
  • Category Fiction
  • Subcategory Contemporary
  • Size ePub 1830 kb
  • Size Fb2 1150 kb
  • Rating: 4.6
  • Votes: 183

Arthur Henry Sarsfield Ward (1883-1959), better known as Sax Rohmer, was a prolific English novelist. He is most remembered for his series of novels featuring the master criminal Dr. Fu Manchu. Born in Birmingham he had an entirely working class education and early career before beginning to write. His first published work was in 1903, the short story The Mysterious Mummy for Pearson's Weekly. He made his early living writing comedy sketches for music hall performers and short stories and serials for magazines. He published his first novel Pause! anonymously in 1910 and the first Fu Manchu story, The Mystery of Dr. Fu Manchu, was serialized over 1912-13. The Fu Manchu stories, together with those featuring Gaston Max or Morris Klaw, made Rohmer one of the most successful and well-paid writers in of the 1920s and 1930s. But Rohmer was very poor at handling his wealth. His other works include: The Sins of Severac Bablon (1914), The Yellow Claw (1915), The Devil Doctor (1916), The Hand of Fu-Manchu (1917), Brood of the Witch-Queen (1918), Dope (1919) and Bat Wing (1921).

The Fu Manchu stories, together with those featuring Gaston Max or Morris Klaw, made Rohmer one of the most successful and well-paid writers in of the 1920s and 1930s. But Rohmer was very poor at handling his wealth.

The Fu Manchu stories, together with those featuring Gaston Max or Morris Klaw, made Rohmer one of the most successful and well-paid writers in of the 1920s and 1930s. Похожие книги: The Return of Dr. Fu-Manchu (Dodo Press). Arthur Henry Sarsfield Ward (1883-1959), better known . т 1362. The Sins of Severac Bablon (Dodo Press).

Home Sax Rohmer The Hand Of Fu-Manchu. You and Ihave lived no commonplace lives; Dr. Fu-Manchu has seen to that; butif I am to believe what the Chief has told me to-day, even strangerthings are ahead of us!" I stared at him wonder-stricken. The hand of fu manchu, . The Hand Of Fu-Manchu, . That is almost incredible," I said; "terror can have no darkermeaning than that which Dr. Fu-Manchu gave to it. Fu-Manchu is dead,so what have we to fear?" "We have to fear," replied Smith, throwing himself into a corner ofthe settee, "the Si-Fan!" I continued to stare, uncomprehendingly. According to Fu-Manchu she is that woman ofmystery concerning whose existence strange stories are current in theEast; the future Empress of a universal empire!

Home Sax Rohmer The Hand Of Fu-Manchu. 0. According to Fu-Manchu she is that woman ofmystery concerning whose existence strange stories are current in theEast; the future Empress of a universal empire! But of course Idecline to accept the story, Petrie! if ever the Yellow races overranEurope, I am in no doubt respecting the identity of the person whowould ascend the throne of the world!" "Nor I, Smith!" I cried excitedly. Good God! he holds them all in thepalm of his hand! He has welded together the fanatics of every creedof the East into a giant weapon for his personal use!

Home Sax Rohmer The Hand Of Fu-Manchu. 5. began Fu-Manchu in that indescribable voice,alternating between the sibilant and the guttural, "you were promiseda certain fee for your services by my servant who summoned you. Itshall be paid and the gift of my personal gratitude be added to i. He turned himself with difficulty to address Sir Baldwin; and itbecame apparent to me that he was almost completely paralyzed downone side of his body.

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

Arthur Henry "Sarsfield" Ward (15 February 1883 – 1 June 1959), better known as Sax Rohmer, was a prolific English novelist. Fu Manchu.

The Hand of Fu-Manchu. FM - 3 ). Sax Rohmer. Third book in the Fu Manchu series: a collection of short stories about the adventures of Commissioner Sir Denis Nayland Smith and Dr. Petrie in stopping Dr. Fu Manchu from becoming the ruler of the civilized world. The Hand of Fu-Manchu Sax Rohmer. About Rohmer: Arthur Henry Sarsfield Ward (15 February 1883 - 1 June 1959), better known as Sax Rohmer, was a prolific English novelist. He is most remembered for his series of novels featuring the master criminal Dr.

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

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.

The Hand of Fu-Manchu book. Sax Rohmer is most famous for creating the infamous character of Fu Manchu who later became even more famous in the black and white movies of the 30's. Fu Manchu was portrayed in various films by Boris Karloff in the 1930's.

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Jake
Found in my eBook mystery anthology, this bit of relatively light pleasure is about 95 years old. Intrepid Scotland Yard man Nayland Smith works with storyteller Dr. Petrie to battle the threat of the evil Chinese group Si -Fan and its most potent member, the titular Fu Manchu. Forgive me for spoilers, but in spite of the perception that Fu Manchu had been mortally wounded, it proves to not be the case. The timing of the book, after Sherlock Holmes, but well before James Bond (and Indiana Jones, and Ludlum and, and, and...) shows in the book. The obvious comparison of Smith and Dr. Petrie to Holmes and Dr. Watson seems unavoidable, although there's little of Holmes-style deductive reasoning here. The latter spy characters may, if anything, show more, with the nemesis of foreign evil and myriad bad guys (and girls) clever enough to greatly challenge our heroes (with weapons, hypnosis, scary critters, and more). Largely set in the hidden little corners of bustling London, there are harrowing narrow escapes and moments of serendipitous good luck, as well as the requisite setbacks. The stereotyping of `Easterners' is ugly by today's standards, but in the context of the time of writing, maybe at least understandable - the fears of the unknown. While this was the first of three Fu Manchus in my anthology, it is apparently the third or so of some dozen Fu Manchus. When in the mood for more good fun, or as a break from heavier reading, I will surely return to Rohmer and the series, probably researching first to see which one comes first. I'd recommend it. It's good writing, but also wonderful intrigue and characters and setting.
grand star
In this, the third of 14 Fu Manchu books that Sax Rohmer gave the world, Comm. Nayland Smith and Dr. Petrie continue to battle the evil genius Fu Manchu. This book introduces the Si-Fan, a mysterious Eastern organization dedicated to conquering the Western world. The book follows directly from the previous two volumes, and includes several familiar characters. Thus, a reading of the previous books is recommended before going into this one. I'd give this book one star less than the previous two, if only because, as good a writer as Rohmer is, some of the sections of the book are, for me anyway, too vaguely drawn. The geography of the Si-Fan house and of the chapel of Monkswell, for example, are quite hard to picture; your imagination will be working overtime in these sections. (Perhaps this is deliberate on the part of the author?) Several plot points (Hale's mysterious chest, a woman who may or may not be a supreme Empress of sorts) are left in the air, possibly to be resolved in future volumes. There ARE some outstanding set pieces in the book, including the forced operation on Fu-Manchu's bullet-ridden skull and the insect-guarded labyrinth under Graywater Park. The book also features poisonous flowers, an opium den, mysterious codes, a hashish house, kidnappings, fires, leopards, storms and on and on. The pace, as usual for the Fu books, is quite breathless. There's no way that a reader will be bored.
Gavinranara
THE HAND OF FU-MANCHU (original title: THE SI-FAN MYSTERIES) was first published in 1917. It follows on directly from THE RETURN OF DR. FU-MANCHU and completes Rohmer's original FU MANCHU trilogy. Like the first two entries in the series, the book's episodic quality betrays it's magazine serial origins. The closest equivalent to Rohmer's breathtaking, non-stop literary set pieces is an INDIANA JONES movie. Rohmer is far superior because he remains rooted in the classic mystery style of Sir Arthur Conan Doyle. Join tireless Nayland Smith (Burmese Police Commissioner), his loyal companion/narrator Dr. Petrie, Superintendant Weymouth of Scotland Yard, eccentric Egyptologist Sir Lionel Barton, and the beautiful and exotic slave girl, Karamaneh as they take on the brilliant, deadly, but always honorable Dr. Fu-Manchu, the seductive Zarmi, the wizened John Ki, and Fu-Manchu's mysterious daughter. THE HAND OF FU MANCHU is a sterling example of a bygone era when morality was black and white and books like this were nothing more than good, clean fun.
SupperDom
Not as good as the first two Fu-Manchu books, perhaps partly due to a fair lack of Fu-Manchu.

He does have some excuse though, being shot in the head at the end of the last book, and hence assumed dead by our ertswhile heroes.

It seems he is not, though, just in a bad way, and as such, abducts a top surgeon, and Petrie to assist. Or, at least his crew does, he is having problems just sitting up and talking with a bullet in his head.

They set their sights on the Si-Fan organisation, the overlords of the good Doctor, and perhaps a mystery woman in charge.

Fu-Manchu is in a bit of trouble with them himself, it seems.
watchman
I will not address here the patent racism inherent to the plot and characters in the Fu-Manchu stories. For this discussion, see the reviews of the first volume, The Insidious Dr Fu-Manchu. I speak only to the quality of this 2001 New Millennium Library edition of the third volume, The Hand of Fu-Manchu.

The publisher has obviously relied upon computer spell-checking, not human proof-reading. I cannot count the number of instances where the letter R is replaced by the letter N, producing legitimate but inappropriate words. For example: "he looked left and Night", "we raced down the marble staiNs", "she lifted the veil from heN face", "he produced a paiN of handcuffs".

Also, the two cryptograms featured in the plot are not accurately reproduced, as compared with the 1962 Pyramid edition. Specifically, all of the letters are in normal script, when several should be in italics.

Admittedly, these points are merely annoyances. If you enjoyed the melodramatic first two volumes, this third is an excellent sequel.