Edgar Wallace

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Edgar Wallace c. 1898–1902

Richard Horatio Edgar Wallace (1 April 187510 February 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 for any other author. He is credited as the author of King Kong, and co-creator of the original 1933 movie.


  • Her uncle drove a taxi which he had purchased on the 'never never' system. You pay $80 down and more than you can afford for the rest of your life.
    • Novel More Educated Evans (1926) [1]
  • The day Mr. Reeder arrived at the Public Prosecutors' Office was indeed a day of fate for Mr. Lambton Green, Branch manager of the London Scottish and Midland Bank.
    • The Mind of Mr J. G. Reeder (2000), opening words
  • What is a highbrow? He is a man who has found something more interesting than women.
    • New York Times, 24 January 1932, sec.8, p. 6
  • Dreamin' of thee! Dreamin' of thee!
    • "T. A. in Love", Writ in Barracks (1930)
  • Twas Beauty that killed the beast!

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