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eBook The People of the River (Dodo Press) epub
  • ISBN: 1406573132
  • Author: Edgar Wallace
  • Genre: Fiction
  • Subcategory: Contemporary
  • Language: English
  • Publisher: Dodo Press (December 12, 2008)
  • Pages: 260 pages
  • ePUB size: 1872 kb
  • FB2 size 1441 kb
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Richard Horatio Edgar Wallace (1875-1932) was a prolific British crime writer, journalist and playwright, who wrote . Edgar Wallace was born in Yarmouth, Greenwich, Norfolk.

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. His biological parents were actors Richard Horatio Edgar (who never knew of his existence) and Mary Jane "Polly" Richards, nee Blair. Known as Richard Freeman, Edgar had a happy childhood, forming an especially close bond with 20-year-old Clara Freeman who became like a second mother to him.

The People of the River (Paperback). Published December 12th 2008 by Dodo Press. Paperback, 260 pages. Author(s): Edgar Wallace. ISBN: 1406573132 (ISBN13: 9781406573138).

Richard Horatio Edgar Wallace (1875-1932) was a prolific British crime writer, journalist . 3 people found this helpful.

Richard Horatio Edgar Wallace (1875-1932) was a prolific British crime writer, journalist and playwright. The issue here is not the Edgar Wallace story, which, while not the strongest of the "Sanders" novels, rounds out the stories of the main characters (Bones/Tibbets, Hamilton and Sanders) nicely. The issue is this sub-amateurish printing. Not only is it simply a stack of 8 1/2" x 11" sheets bound as a paperback; but the chosen font is Courier.

Wallace served in Africa and he gets the background right Books This is the second in a series of stories about Sanders, a British commissioner in Africa.

Wallace served in Africa and he gets the background right. However, his attitudes are definitely those of his times, and while he accords the African people a much more individual and human status than many pulp writers of the era, his vision is a decidedly paternalistic one. If you can overlook that, the stories are thoroughly enjoyable and amusing. Fans of Alexander McCall Smith should enjoy them. Books This is the second in a series of stories about Sanders, a British commissioner in Africa. Wallace served in Africa and he gets the background right.

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The People of the River (Dodo Press). Published by Dodo Press

The People of the River (Dodo Press). Published by Dodo Press. ISBN 10: 1406573132 ISBN 13: 9781406573138.

Wallace became chairman of the Press Club which to this day holds an annual Edgar Wallace Award, rewarding ‘excellence in writing’. Diagnosed with diabetes his health deteriorated and he soon entered a coma and died of his condition and double pneumonia on the 7th of February 1932 in North Maple Drive, Beverly Hills. He was buried near his home in England at Chalklands, Bourne End, in Buckinghamshire.

Sanders of the River by Edgar Wallace - Ward, Lock & Co., 1911 Charged with the task of engaging with the indigenous peoples of Nigeria during the colonial period, Sanders takes a no-nonsense approach that, though it may offend the sensibilities of current-day readers, is unquestionably effective.

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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. Edgar Wallace was born in Yarmouth, Greenwich, Norfolk. His biological parents were actors Richard Horatio Edgar (who never knew of his existence) and Mary Jane "Polly" Richards, nee Blair. Known as Richard Freeman, Edgar had a happy childhood, forming an especially close bond with 20-year-old Clara Freeman who became like a second mother to him. His foster-father George Freeman was an honourable and kind man and determined to ensure Richard received a good education. 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. His other works include: The Angel of Terror (1922), The Clue of the Twisted Candle (1916), and The Daffodil Mystery (1920).
Comments: (7)
Huston
This is a book from an older time, an older time that has plenty of racism, classism, "white man's burden", and colonialism.

All that being said, it's a pretty entertaining read. Sanders is a British authority in colonial Africa who actually tries to work with his subjects as individuals (although he never forgets or allows them to forget that they are definitely subjects and inferiors). Wallace has some entertaining turns of phrase and a very readable style (it helps if you're into reading older stuff):

"Bosambo he trusted in all big things, though in the matter of goods movable and goods convertible he had no such confidence."

The Open Road/MysteriousPress.com edition is quite nicely done, including a bio and other works by the author. There are a few errors that seem to be left over from a scanned-in edition, but overall it is definitely worth getting.
Pedora
Apparently this is my first exposure to Edgar Wallace but the British Colonial setting, this time in Africa, is familiar. Great humor, lots left to the readers imagination, but delightful stories about individuals and their interactions with Commissioner Sanders, British authority figure. Attitudes of Wallace's time and issues of colonialisms didn't affect my enjoyment of the stories. I plan to find more!
Kata
Lovely, if you are an old geezer like me who grew up in the days of the (already waning) days of the British Empire, the one over which the Sun never set. Great stories, but by the standards of 2017, totally politically incorrect. Read it and remember that it was written in a different world: if you understand that, you will enjoy it.
Naa
I have read and enjoyed other "Sanders books." However, they tend to be extremely boilerplate. They give you the feeling of having read them before, after you have read one. So, I didn't finish this one. If you have never read Wallace before, give it a try; you'll like it.
godlike
A charming little book. Brought me much joy. Each story was fresh and interesting. Hard to put down and easy to pick up!
Richard
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Browelali
A good sequel to the original.
Neol
I've read all his books on Sanders, I think, many times over, most entertaining.
Enjoyed the hell out of the book! Don't usually rate books, but this one is a winner
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