The Flying Fifty-Five

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Sprache - Englisch

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Edgar Wallace's 'The Flying Fifty-Five' delves intricately into the high-stakes milieu of horse racing with the narrative verve that typifies the author's enduring appeal. Wallace, known for his masterful concoction of suspense and action, unearth the complexities of the racing world through the trials of Bill Urquhart, an amateur jockey shrouded in intrigue and false identity. Amidst the fast-paced world of thudding hooves and racing hearts, the novel stands out for its blend of mystery and sports, with a literary style that interweaves the urgency of thrilling races with the measured unraveling of a mistaken murder. This book, set against the richly detailed backdrop of the early 20th-century British racing scene, is as much about personal reinvention as it is about the entangled lotteries of fate and fortune—a genre-blending escapade that thrills as much as it ponders the human condition.

The author behind this captivating narrative is Edgar Wallace, a titan of early 20th-century literature, whose prolific output and journalistic background informed the granular authenticity that pervades the novel. Wallace, a reporter turned writer, was renowned for drawing on his personal experiences and contemporary social issues, piecing together tales that resonate with a reality as palpable as the ink on the page. 'The Flying Fifty-Five' emerges from this well of expertise, reflecting both Wallace's intimate knowledge of racetrack life and his profound understanding of character, motives, and the palpitations of adventure.

A trenchant tale for aficionados of mystery and sports alike, 'The Flying Fifty-Five' comes highly recommended for its pulse-quickening narrative and thoroughbred storytelling. Wallace's lovers and neophytes will equally find pleasure in the rich tapestry of characters and the authentic vista of equestrian competition depicted within these pages. As the stakes rise with each race, so too does the reader's investment in the fate of Bill Urquhart, guaranteeing that this book will grip you in a heady sprint from start to finish.

About the Author

Edgar Wallace, an English writer born on April 1, 1875, in Greenwich, London, was a prolific author, journalist, and playwright. Despite his beginnings in modest circumstances, Wallace transcended his financial and educational limitations to become one of the most successful writers of his time. Although he started as a reporter, his foray into fiction yielded more than 170 novels, 18 stage plays, and numerous articles and short stories. Most famous for his thrilling detective and crime fiction, he is remembered for creating the well-known character J.G. Reeder and contributing to the story of 'King Kong' (1933). Among his notable works, 'The Flying Fifty-Five,' a thrilling racing mystery, showcases his ability to intertwine suspense with vivid characterisation, reflecting his literary style of crafting fast-paced, plot-driven narratives. Wallace's works - characterized by their swift-moving plots and engaging dialogue - have delighted many, leaving a significant imprint on the mystery and thriller genres. His writing career, though cut short by his sudden death from undiagnosed diabetes on February 10, 1932, left a rich legacy of stories that continued to be enjoyed by readers and adapted into films and television long after his demise.

Product Details

Publisher: DigiCat

Genre: Sprache - Englisch

Language: English

Size: 216 Pages

Filesize: 443.7 KB

ISBN: 8596547322689