Edgar Wallace

Standard Name: Wallace, Edgar


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Dedications Pamela Frankau
PF took her title from a lyric by seventeenth-century Thomas Carew , telling his auditors not to enquire after lost beauty since it has gone to make up the face of his beloved. She dedicated...
Intertextuality and Influence Pamela Frankau
She wrote it at the age of seventeen, on suburban trains while commuting between her Windsor home and her office job in London. She thought her heroine resembled Shakespeare 's famously irresolute hero, and...
Occupation Naomi Jacob
After interruptions from the war and from her first bout with tuberculosis NJ returned to performing, this time to the legitimate stage, where after a frightening initiation she found herself in demand for character parts...


October 1950: A Gallup Poll found that 48 percent of respondents...

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October 1950

A Gallup Poll found that 48 percent of respondents read detective fiction; among the favourite authors were Edgar Wallace , Conan Doyle , and Agatha Christie .


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