EDGAR WALLACE Paper Back Book
THE MAN WHO CREATED KING KONG
The definitive biography of the sensational storyteller Edgar Wallace.
By NEIL CLARK. Paperback Book. 370 pages. Illustrated with black and white images.
Edgar Wallace was a prolific author of over 170 books, translated into more than thirty languages. More films were made from his books than any other twentieth-century writer, and in the 1920s a quarter of all books read in England were written by him. His success is written in black and white, but his life had an inauspicious start. The illegitimate son of a travelling actress, Wallace rose from poverty in Victorian England to become the most popular author in the world and a global celebrity of his age. Famous for his thrillers, with their fantastic plots, in many ways Wallace did not write his most exciting story: he lived it, and here Neil Clark eloquently tells his tale.
‘Clark’s aim is … to “generate renewed interest in this remarkable man”. In this he succeeds admirably.’ Duncan Campbell, The Guardian
‘A very readable biography about an extraordinary writer.’ Award-winning crime writer Martin Edwards.
NEIL CLARK is a journalist, broadcaster and award-winning blogger. He has contributed numerous articles to leading newspapers, such as the The Guardian, Daily Mail and The Spectator. He is a regular pundit on sport and current affairs on television and radio; and in 1993-94 he was Chair of the Edgar Wallace Society.