Questions tagged [edgar-wallace]

Questions about the works of Edgar Wallace (1875–1932), British writer of thrillers and adventure stories, best known for his film script for "King Kong" (1933).

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Was it usual for “Society” to be written with an initial capital?

From chapter 9 of The Just Men of Cordova (1917) by Edgar Wallace: The Earl of Verlond was a stickler for punctuality: a grim, bent old man, with a face that, so Society said, told eloquently the ...
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What's meant by “melancholy point work” in “The Just Men of Cordova”?

In chapter 6 of The Just Men of Cordova by Edgar Wallace, the author was describing a young boxer constable and his work under his bad superior. Frank Fellowe was agitating a punch-ball in one of the ...
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What is “the Dennington Velasquez” in “The Just Men of Cordova”?

In chapter 2 of The Just Men of Cordova by Edgar Wallace, the author was describing a young constable and very rich man in London: “Constable Fellowe, the man of whom I have complained, had the good ...
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What are “rubber notations” in “The Just Men of Cordova”?

In chapter 2 of The Just Men of Cordova by Edgar Wallace, the author was describing a business man in London: His was a name to conjure with in certain circles. In others it was never mentioned. The ...