Edgar Wallace

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About Edgar Wallace

Richard Horatio Edgar Wallace (1875–1932) was a prolific British writer known for his thrilling works. Born into poverty in London, he left school at the age of 12 and later joined the army. Serving as a war correspondent during the Second Boer War, Wallace reported for Reuters and the Daily Mail. However, financial difficulties led him back to London, where he turned to writing to support himself. His debut novel, "The Four Just Men" (1905), marked the beginning of a successful career. Seeking new opportunities, Wallace moved to Hollywood, working as a scriptwriter. Tragically, he passed away from undiagnosed diabetes during the early stages of drafting the iconic film "King Kong" (1933). He sold over 50 million copies of his combined...More