Daughter of Fu-Manchu

Daughter of Fu Manchu Across the sands of Egypt Nayland Smith pursues Fah Lo Suee the deadly daughter of Fu Manchu Possessed of all her father s subversive secrets and driven by his unquenchable thirst for power she has

  • Title: Daughter of Fu-Manchu
  • Author: Sax Rohmer
  • ISBN: 9780857686060
  • Page: 474
  • Format: Paperback
  • Across the sands of Egypt, Nayland Smith pursues Fah Lo Suee, the deadly daughter of Fu Manchu Possessed of all her father s subversive secrets and driven by his unquenchable thirst for power, she has pillaged the tomb of the Black Ape for the key to its ancient mysteries and therefore leadership over all the evil cults of the East No one can stop her except perhapsAcross the sands of Egypt, Nayland Smith pursues Fah Lo Suee, the deadly daughter of Fu Manchu Possessed of all her father s subversive secrets and driven by his unquenchable thirst for power, she has pillaged the tomb of the Black Ape for the key to its ancient mysteries and therefore leadership over all the evil cults of the East No one can stop her except perhaps Fu Manchu himself A brand new edition of the classic novel.

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    1. Sax Rohmer

      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 ties to the Rosicrucians, but the validity of his claims has been questioned His physician and family friend, Dr R Watson Councell may have been his only legitimate connection to such organizations It is believed that Rohmer may have exaggerated his association in order to boost his literary reputation as an occult writer.His first published work came in 1903, when the short story The Mysterious Mummy was sold to Pearson s Weekly He gradually transitioned from writing for Music Hall performers to concentrating on short stories and serials for magazine publication In 1909 he married Rose Elizabeth Knox.He published his first novel Pause anonymously in 1910 After penning Little Tich in 1911 as ghostwriter for the Music Hall entertainer he issued the first Fu Manchu novel, The Mystery of Dr Fu Manchu, was serialized from October 1912 June 1913 It was an immediate success with its fast paced story of Denis Nayland Smith and Dr Petrie facing the worldwide conspiracy of the Yellow Peril The Fu Manchu stories, together with his conventional detective series characters Paul Harley, Gaston Max, Red Kerry, Morris Klaw, and The Crime Magnet made Rohmer one of the most successful and well paid authors of the 1920s and 1930s.Rohmer also wrote several novels of supernatural horror, including Brood of the Witch Queen Rohmer was very poor at managing his wealth, however, and made several disastrous business decisions that hampered him throughout his career His final success came with a series of novels featuring a female variation on Fu Manchu, Sumuru.After World War II, the Rohmers moved to New York only returning to London shortly before his death Rohmer died in 1959 due to an outbreak of influenza Asian Flu.There were thirteen books in the Fu Manchu series in all not counting the posthumous The Wrath of Fu Manchu The Sumuru series consist of five books.His wife published her own mystery novel, Bianca in Black in 1954 under the pen name, Elizabeth Sax Rohmer Some editions of the book mistakenly credit her as Rohmer s daughter Elizabeth Sax Rohmer and Cay Van Ash, her husband s former assistant, wrote a biography of the author, Master of Villainy, published in 1972.

    677 thoughts on “Daughter of Fu-Manchu”

    1. The Daughter of Fu Manchu, Sax RohmerThe Daughter of Fu Manchu, published in 1931, was the fifth of Sax Romer’s novels featuring the fiendish but brilliant Dr Fu Manchu.Fu Manchu was one of the first diabolical criminal masterminds in fiction, and remains one of the most interesting of the breed. While the books have often been accused of racism Fu Manchu is in fact a rather complex character. It’s made clear that he is a man of honour, a man of his word. And on some occasions he even finds [...]


    2. For some reason I have fallen into a recent binge of noir style mysteries: Sherlock Holmes, Cornell Woolrich and Sax Rohmer. There is a certain feel that is unique to the time periods 1890s-1950s.The problem with the Fu Machu novels is their racist overtones. They are written from the perspective of a British Empire centered culture. The books express the view that the "civilizing" white world is the only light in a world of mysterious and exotic savages.With that said, it doesn't mean the books [...]


    3. Well these books are terrible in the best way possible: the writing is lurid, the heroes are racist, sexist, and generally clueless. So whenever I read Rohmer, I always root for the good Dr. Manchu. Not sure if he intentionally made the villains so appealing. Their cubist decorated hideouts, the elaborate, intricate schemes involving hash, poison snakes, secret passageways, and evil acrobatic stranglers. The league of bad guys (Council of Seven/Si Fan) and their plans to get foreign intervention [...]


    4. THE DAUGHTER OF FU MANCHU. (1930). Sax Rohmer. *.This, undoubtedly, is one of the worst books I’ve ever tried to read. It’s based on a hopscotch plot based mostly in Egypt, with a cast of characters that come into and leave the story unexpectedly. The problem seems, to me, was that Rohmer didn’t really want to write this book. He had already killed off Fu Manchu in the third novel in the series, but was ultimately forced by his publisher to take up his pen again and plow on. It sounds like [...]


    5. Dr. Fu-Manchu is mostly dead and has been for the last 13 years. Now his evilly beautiful daughter, Fah Lo Suee, takes over the mantle of Dark Overlord and head of the nefarious Si Fan. The action takes us to Egypt, where Dr. Petrie arrives just too late to save the life of oddball Egyptologist Sir Lionel Barton. Sir Nayland Smith is now a member of Scotland Yard and is in London so Sir Lionel's associate Dr. Greville is called upon to aid in foiling the plot of the Yellow Lady. As usual this in [...]



    6. Egypt and then London, the early 1900's — the era of Sherlock Holmes, Dracula, and the mysteries of Egypt — a time of shadows, secret societies, discoveries of hidden knowledge, and even a dead man who lives again. Into this setting comes a classic femme fatale, an oriental beauty with a sirenesque quality, who possesses not only beauty, but a high intellect: the daughter of Fu Manchu. The "Daughter of Fu Manchu" is the fourth in the Fu Manchu series by Sax Rohmer, a prolific English novelis [...]


    7. Reviewed for Hearts on Fire Reviews “Daughter of Fu Manchu” ought to be utilized as a course in teaching writing, specifically, in teaching how to write an effective reader’s hook, and in how to maintain, escalate, and continue tension in enraptured readers. The initial pages contain an entire series of reader’s hooks, which is a very important tool in my perspective as a reader and as reviewer. I had rather the experience of a trout caught by multiple fishermen, in the sense that author [...]


    8. It is hard not to like this rather bad book. On the plus side, Rohmer has a knack for quick character touches that make you think a character is three dimensional, even when they are not--and none are. The story really moves, for the most part, and the few action scenes are page-turners. This is the first Rohmer I have read, but he gives the feeling that I have entered a bigger and more interesting than can be contained in one book, and indeed this is the fourth in a series. On the other had, th [...]


    9. Во время раскопок в египетской Долине Царей археолог Лоуренс Бартон обнаружил загадочный артефакт, способный изменить судьбу всей Азии. Вечером того же дня его ассистент Гренвилль находит Бартона в его палатке умершим от кровоизлияния в мозг. Прибывший в Каир на следующи [...]


    10. This is book #4 of the 14 Fu Manchu books that Sax Rohmer gave us, and represents something of a departure from the previous three. For one thing, we have a new narrator in this book. Shan Greville, assistant of the Orientalist Sir Lionel Barton (who figured prominently in books 1 and 3), has taken over the narrating duties from Dr. Petrie. For another thing, a good deal of the book's action takes place in Egypt, as opposed to England. AND, this book seems to hold together more as a novel, rathe [...]


    11. I'm always mistrustful when a series resumes after a long hiatus and this book has done little to cure that. “Daughter of Fu Manchu” comes 14 years after “The Hand of Fu Manchu” and it's a rocky continuation at best. Dr. Petrie's narration is replaced by that of younger Shan Greville who ends up tagging along with Nayland Smith just the same. Sax Rohmer still delivers energetic writing and we start off promisingly enough racing to a dig-site in Egypt where a man suffers “the living de [...]


    12. I've decided to list Fu Manchu books (of which I've now read five) on , but not rate them, because I'm not sure how to: they're quite enjoyable as insane, over-the-top conspiracy novels, and historically fascinating, and obviously I like them enough to keep reading them, but they're also really hideously racist (and, though less centrally, sexist), which makes me feel uncomfortable with giving them reviews that could be misinterpreted.In any case, this is a very fine specimen. Fu Manchu himself [...]


    13. wow! I found this one great! this, the fourth, came after a fourteen year gap, when Rohmer, apparently, like Doyle, wanted to be done with his most famous creation. If he returned grudgingly, it doesn't show. except, if you speculate, you could interpret certain strategies of this book in that light. whether or no. those methods really worked on me!the racism usually seems rote, the respect between the "racial enemies" always makes a good impression on me. the sexism in this one is painful, a fe [...]


    14. Unfortunately it was a sign of the times that racist remarks were freely written and accepted by many authors, Sax Rohmer was no different.That sad fact aside, this series of books was written by the masterful Sax Rohmer where there is no dull moment, no chance of catching your breath, and all the reasons why he was such a great author in each book. A style all his own written at a time when harlots, whores and racy clothing wasn't needed to capture and maintain a readers attention. Fantastic ch [...]


    15. Across the sands of Egypt, Nayland Smith pursued Fah Lo Suee, the deadly daughter of Fu-Manchu. She was possessed of all her father’s subversive secrets and driven by his unquenchable thirst for power. She had pillaged the tomb of the Black Ape for the key to its ancient mysteries –and therefore leadership over all the evil cults of the East. No one could stop her – unless it was Fu Manchu himself!


    16. Sax Rohmer wrote this book over 10 years after the previous volume in the series "The Hand Of Fu Manchu" the book has a new narrator Shan Grenville, although Dr Petrie is still present he is relegated to being a minor character. The book starts in Egypt with great promise, but as it goes along the plot gets confusing with much never fully explained and few new ideas not seen earlier in the series. Fu Manchu himself only appears for a few pages at the end, but is worth waiting for.


    17. The daughter of the evil genius Fu Manchu tries to resurrect a global criminal network. Generally a mess of a book. There are some decent scenes, and the exotic settings are at least potentially fun, but overall the book is sunk by an incoherent plot, ridiculous character motivations, and poor writing.


    18. I'm interested in reading the rest of the series. The writing style is definitely dated, as is the bigotry, but it's not as bad as it could be. And there are some writing style issues that I have in general that I think don't have much to do with the time it was writtenrrative issues and plot holes, but this was still fun. Rohmer did have some truly lovely natural descriptions about Egypt.


    19. Fah Lo sueh tries to take over. I remembered Fu Manchu being in this more but it is a very long time since I read it first. A good read and on its own terms a 4-star adventure, though it felt like quite a lot went on 'off-screen' or while a character was drugged.


    20. I'm always vaguely embarrassed by the Fu Manchu novels, but when Rohmer's narrator refers portentously to "the monstrous organization which again was stretching out its gaunt hands to move pieces on the chessboard of the world" my pulse quickens in spite of itself.


    21. Typical pulp fiction adventure, a little weaker than the average Fu Manchu title, with much of the action happening "offstage," so to speak, and Fu Manchu almost totally absent until the end. Even his wicked daughter isn't seen terribly often.




    22. Reviewed by: Mallory Genre: Thriller/ Adventure/ Historical FictionRated: 5 StarsCheck out the review at: Hearts On Fire Reviews


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